Coquito Cookies | Coconut Cookies

Soft and chewy coconut cookies inspired by coquito is the perfect cookie recipe to make for Christmas cookie exchange this year!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, coquito
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Neyssa
Cost: 7

Equipment

Ingredients

wet ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of salted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon of rum extract
  • 1 egg room temperature

dry ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice

add in

  • 1/4 cup of coconut flakes

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream together sugars and butter for five minutes.
  • Add in extracts and egg, beat together.
  • In a separate bowl, sift and whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Gently blend in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. DO NOT OVER MIX. Fold in coconut flakes.
  • Cover bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • When dough is chilled.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Roll 1 tablespoon worth of dough into tall balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the edges become a golden color. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes to continue cooking before you place cookies on a wire rack to cool.
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