Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pina Colada Macaroons- Cookie Swap

Pina Colada Macaroons

One of my aunts made this cookie for our swap and it was delicious!  This cookie has not only coconut but candied pineapple as well and on top of that... cream cheese!  Yes, they are really tasty!!

Pina Colada Macaroons

3/4 cup sugar
 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
3 oz. pkg Cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp. rum extract
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
8 oz. candied pineapple, finely chopped
4 cups flaked coconut

In a large bowl, beat sugar, margarine, and cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Add rum extract and egg yolk; blend well.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture; mix well.  Stir in pineapple and 3 cups of coconut.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour for easier handling.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls and gently roll balls in remaining 1 cup of coconut to coat.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; bake 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown.  Immediately remove from cookie sheets. 
Makes 5 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

  1. That cream cheese probably gives it such a nice rich taste and the pineapple sounds like a good addition to the coconut. Sounds like you had a successful swap with these.


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