The other weekend, I had a few friends over to watch the season finale of Lost. Even if
you've never seen the show, you probably know that the majority of it takes place on an island.
So I thought I would make something a little tropical.
What's more tropical than pineapple and coconut (and a little almond for good measure)?
What is more tropical than pineapple and coconut?
If you don't particularly care for certain of the ingredients you can leave them out.
But the pineapple-coconut-almond combination is absolutely delightful. The rum is also optional,
but the amount listed below will just give a hint of spice to your cookies.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 whole egg
1 8oz can crushed pineapple, with juice
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups coconut flakes
3 tablespoons rum
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
Cream together your butter, sugar, and the egg.
Mix in the crushed pineapple, including all the juice. The mixture will be very wet.
Add in the flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut flakes.
and the almonds.
Combine well and refrigerate for an hour or so. Then spoon ping-pong ball sized drops
of the cold dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
Chilling the dough will help the cookies keep their rounded shape.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until the edges stat to brown.
These cookies come out light and fluffy, and deliciously exotic. Enjoy!
Oh, and if anyone has a name suggestion for these cookies that is less of a mouthfull
than "pineapple-coconut-almond-rum cookies" please feel free to share!