Cake mix cookies drive quite a bit of traffic to our site through Pinterest and search engine queries. I’ve been inspired by the increased hits on our site to provide several more recipes, and possibly an ecookbook sometime in the near future.
I can often find cake mixes on sale. Recently I was able to pick up several boxes for .87 cents each! One of the flavors I procured was pineapple. I knew in a flash I needed to make a Piña Colada cookie.
These cookies taste like summertime. Chunks of pineapple and a hint of coconut will transport you to a sunny beach with just one bite.
Piña Colada Cake Mix Cookies
- 1 box pineapple cake mix
- 1 cup dried pineapple chunks – I prefer to chop mine for smaller pieces
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1.5 cups white chocolate chips (about half a bag)
- 3 eggs
- 1 stick melted butter
Heat oven to 350 and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, melt one stick of butter. Add cake mix, pineapple chunks, and coconut. Stir to mix. Add white chocolate chips. The dough is very thick and sticky. It may be best to use your (clean) hands to fully mix all the ingredients together.
At this point you could spoon the dough onto the cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
For a more attractive cookie, allow dough to chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Roll into ping-pong size balls and then bake for 8-10 minutes.