These are delicious tropical tasting cookies. I took fourth place in the Land O'Lakes National Butter cookie contest at the L.A. Fair for these. Enjoy!!!

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Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
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Directions

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  • Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the eggs, pina colada oil, and rum extract, mix well. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Using a large wooden spoon, stir in the drained pineapple, coconut, white chocolate chips, and nuts. Cover bowl, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, until firm.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough into golf ball sized balls, place 2 1/2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 52.3g 17% DV; fat 28.6g 44% DV; cholesterol 42.2mg 14% DV; sodium 183.5mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2008
I love the idea of this cookie and have made it a few times now. I think it is 5 star-worthy with the following revisions: I use 3 cups of flour 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 8oz. can of pineapple WITH all of the juice 1 1/2 cups white choc chips 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts 5 drops candy oil the oil is a MUST! Everything else stays the same use a small ice cream scoop and fill them generously bake for 16-18 mins. SO GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2008
This was a good cookie recipe idea! I made the cookies as per the recipe. If the cookies are to be the size of a golfball it makes about 6-7 dozen. Also the baking time of 15-20 minutes seemed a little excessive. If the cookies are made the size of a golf ball and baked 20 minutes they were too overdone for our tastes. We baked at 325 in a convection oven in our bakery for 12 minutes. They were moist at this temperature and time. The flavor was good with the addition of the candy oil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2008
I love the idea of this cookie and have made it a few times now. I think it is 5 star-worthy with the following revisions: I use 3 cups of flour 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 8oz. can of pineapple WITH all of the juice 1 1/2 cups white choc chips 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts 5 drops candy oil the oil is a MUST! Everything else stays the same use a small ice cream scoop and fill them generously bake for 16-18 mins. SO GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2008
This was a good cookie recipe idea! I made the cookies as per the recipe. If the cookies are to be the size of a golfball it makes about 6-7 dozen. Also the baking time of 15-20 minutes seemed a little excessive. If the cookies are made the size of a golf ball and baked 20 minutes they were too overdone for our tastes. We baked at 325 in a convection oven in our bakery for 12 minutes. They were moist at this temperature and time. The flavor was good with the addition of the candy oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
My Mother made these cookies for a Hawaiian theme party and everyone raved about them. These cookies are moist and delicious and really make you think of the tropics. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
These cookies are awesome! They are a perfect summertime party cookie. Lots of fun things in the cookie which goes over great with the adults! I made them for a hawaian party and they were a big hit! I reduced the sugar in half and they were perfectly sweet. I omitted the pina colada oil because I did not have any. I can't wait to make them with the oil. I just ordered some from. Here is where you can find it. www.americanspice.com www.cakedecorators.com/lorann.html Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2004
These cookies tasted GREAT!!! I didn't have parchment paper though & had a hard time trying to figure out to grease or not to grease the cookie sheet & how long to bake & WHY did they spread out so much??? Hubby hates coconut but he wouldn't stop eating the underdone ones....WORTH TRYING AGAIN!!! (Next time I'll use the parchment). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2012
Overall they were pretty good but a little bland. I dusted them with powdered sugar once they were cooled and that sweetened them up just enough. Very nice! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/19/2006
Eww. Im sorry but this recipe was just nasty! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/05/2012
Kind of lacking an overall sweetness and are very cake like with not that much crunch. A little vanilla and coconut rum icing drizzled on top maybe and less flour and more egg in the cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
Well received by the party I took them to. I however prefer a chewy or crispy cookie this one is definitely cake-like. A little bland looking when complete also. I drizzle some Wilton White Candy Melt over top to dress them up. Read More
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