Pineapple and coconut baked into a soft cookie. Complete with pineapple-coconut glaze. Sounds like a summer treat to me!
I love cake mixes. They are so versatile. Cake mix cookies are one of my favorite things to make with a boxed mix. It’s near instant gratification for your sweet tooth.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I don’t have an ingredient photo this time. All the ingredients are common though. The most unusual one is the coconut extract. This can be found in the baking aisle near the vanilla extract.
Pina Colada Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 stick butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 8 oz crushed pineapple drained well and reserve the juice
- 1 tsp. coconut extract
- 2 Tbs. flour
For the glaze
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups powdered sugar
- reserved pineapple juice
- 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl with an electric mixer.
- Drop by teaspoonful onto baking sheet or stone.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Stir together the glaze, add only enough pineapple juice to get a spreadable consistency.
- Frost cooled cookies.
Joan Hayes@chocolate and more says
These sound so good and perfect for a summer party! Pinned!
The Better Baker says
These sound excellent..especially for summer. Did you know you can purchase a pineapple cake mix now too? MMMM!
I haven’t seen pineapple cake mix, but that sound wonderful!
caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says
yummm! those look delicious! and they’re perfect for a summer treat! thanks for sharing!
A little confused on what ingredients are for the glaze…
Rhonda, if you click the button to print, the ingredient list will be easier to read. I’ve got a designer lined up to fix that problem soon.
Ah ha! Ok, now it sounds really good! I am going to try them!
No coco extract-could I use real coconut shavings instead?
Katie, I think coconut shavings would be very good in these.
No. My family does not like the texture, but they do like the flavor.
Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary says
How many cookies does this recipe make?
About 2-3 dozen, depending on how big you make them.
The one stick of butter….should it be melted, or only softened?
Softened. I updated the recipe. Thanks!
How many grams or cup is a stick of butter? Also, could you use fresh pineapple?
Connie – a stick of butter is 1/2 cup or 113 grams. You could definitely use fresh pineapple for the cookies and I would be curious to see if the flavor is even stronger. The only downside of using fresh pineapple is that you won’t have the pineapple juice to use in the glaze. Maybe you could go with a more traditional glaze using milk and maybe pineapple extract? Sounds like it’s worth a try!!
Hi, hope this question isn’t silly,but when I drain the crushed pineapple it is less than
8oz. so do I need to add more pineapple to make the full 8oz?
No, you won’t need to add any more pineapple.
My mother had a recipe for pineapple cookies that had coconut not extract. How much coconut would you suggest?
Hmmm … I would go with 1/2 – 1 tsp. depending on how coconutty you want it to taste.