Pina Colada Cookies with Rum Glaze

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Pina Colada Cookies with Rum Glaze is an easy recipe that creates tropical, soft, and chewy cookies. Perfect for the weekend or just for pretending you’re somewhere tropical.

Pina Colada Cookies
Let’s talk about these Pina Colada Cookies… If you have signed up for my email subscriptions and weekly meal plans, you will remember when I talked about my friends going on a Caribbean cruise. Of course Gordon and I wanted to go, but it was a few weeks off from him finishing his training, so we couldn’t go. A few other friends didn’t end up going either, so when the pics of everyone else started showing up on facebook, we kind of felt sad that we missed it. So, what did we do? Get together and drink pina coladas and eat pina colada cookies! Because if we can’t go to the Caribbean, we will bring the Caribbean to us!

Except I’ve never actually been to the Caribbean, so I can only assume people lay out on the beach and drink pina coladas. 

Who knew the buttery, sweet goodness of a sugar cookie would pair so well with the coconut-pineapple-rum flavor?! It’s a fabulous new summer-friendly cookie that will make you want to lay out on the beach and actually drink pina coladas.

Coconut extract, dried pineapple pieces, toasted coconut, and rum glaze are what gives these cookies their pina colada name. Everyone who tried them liked them, and even my father-in-law had a hard time staying away. He’s the man responsible for my husband being a chocoholic.

Anyways, it’s an easy recipe that creates tropical, soft and chewy cookies. Perfect for the weekend! Hint hint.

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Pina Colada Cookies with Rum Glaze

Pina Colada Cookies with Rum Glaze creates tropical, soft and chewy cookies. Perfect for the weekend or pretending you're somewhere tropical.
servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes


for the rum glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Stir in egg, vanilla and extracts until light and fluffy. Add in dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Scrape the edges of the bowl and mix again to ensure cookie dough is mixed evenly. Stir in 1/2 cup toasted coconut and the small pieces of dried pineapple. Scoop onto prepared cookie sheets and bake 8-10 minutes until cookies have spread and edges have become lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  • For the glaze, stir powdered sugar with rum extract and milk until it's the consistency of elmer's glue {I know, not the best visual!}. Drizzle over cookies and top with remaining toasted coconut and maraschino cherries if desired.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pina Colada Cookies

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13 Responses
  1. Ruchira

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren

    By toasted coconut do you mean we shred fresh coconut and then toast it in oven? I only have dessicated coconut with me at the moment. Will that help?

  2. Calabi

    3 stars
    Sound good and I want to make them for a Florida wedding but the recipe doesn’t specify if coconut is sweetened or unsweetened. Also, what size scoop is used to scoop out the cookies?

  3. Carolynne

    These look delicious!! I am having trouble finding dried pineapple- how would you recommend adjusting this for canned?

  4. Pamela R Seck

    5 stars
    I made these this morning. I love them. Since I own a Lavender farm I added a few buds to the mix and a few on top. Perfect for this weekends lavender meeting

  5. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    5 stars
    I love these tropical cookies! Anytime you can sit back, relax and pretend you are in the sun soaked isles is a good time for sure. And welcome home Gordon!

  6. Sharon

    Hi Lauren, I’ve always gotten your blog and yummy recipes via email and all of the sudden, they’ve quit coming. I signed up again using your link. Anyone else on your list having the same problem? Thanks! As a retired Army wife, I know how happy you are to have your hubby home. Blessings to you.

  7. Mirtha

    You look beautiful! two years ago I cut off 18″, went from long layers down my back to an asymetrical bob. I miss the easiness of putting it up in a bun or ponytail, especially when I’m running late in the mornings. My hair is Asian straight so I don’t get frizziness, but I do have to use the hair dryer for a few minutes just to fix the ends. My son (10) had a hard time when he saw me, he had been asking me not to cut it. I explained that I was donating the hair and he smiled and said, “Mommy, you look like the girls in fashion magazines.” Now and then he still tells me he misses my long hair.