Thursday, October 18, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats-Tropical Dreams


Here we are already at week four of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Brenda over at Meal Planning Magic.  I hope that your holiday goodie arsenal is being filled with all the wonderful recipes that are being posted.

As promised last week, here is a drop cookie recipe made from the Holiday Cookie Mix.  Eating this cookie will make your mind think of sunny beaches and warm breezes.  With pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts, the tropics are just a bite away.

I like the pineapple to be very well drained for this so turn it out into a sieve over a measuring cup and let it sit for 15 or so minutes before I make the cookies.  I also press to pineapple down with the back of a spoon to remove any additional excess juice.  Save the juice for another use or just drink it for a treat. 

To toast the coconut, spread it in a shallow pie pan and bake at 375 degrees for about 5 to 7 minutes, checking every minute after 3 minutes.  It should just be getting golden brown around the edges.

The macadamia nuts really enhance this cookie, but almonds can also be used.

As a variation add 1 t. rum extract to make this into a Pina Colada cookie.

These make a nice addition to any Christmas cookie tray and are always a pleasant surprise. 

Tropical Dreams
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. toasted coconut
1/2 c. chopped macadamia nuts or almonds

Place cookie mix in a medium mixing bow.  In a small mixing bowl combine drained pineapple, egg and vanilla.  Mix until well combined.  Add pineapple mixture to cookie mix, stirring until mix is completely moistened.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil-lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees 10-12 minutes until just brown around the edges.  Remove to wire rack to cool.  Makes about 4 doz.

Check out the links below to see the great recipes that other bloggers have posted today.  There is still time to join in the fun.  Just see Brenda's post here for all the information. 


  1. These cookies bring back memories - we used to make a similar cookie with walnuts. Thanks for the reminder! Also, love the cookie mix!

  2. Oh wow... the pineapple and the coconut in these cookies sound delicious!

  3. I love all of the flavors going on in these--and they look so soft and puffy. YUM.

  4. Great flavors and how fun to think of a tropical theme when it is all cold outside. This makes me ready for summer again!

  5. Love that these are made with a holiday baking mix! The flavors sound great!

  6. These cookies look great. I love the pineapple in the recipe


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