Baking Birthday Cookies for America

Happy Birthday, America!

Baking birthday cookies is a sweet way to celebrate the Fourth of July. Since cookies is one of America’s favorite foods, and pina colada is a popular tropical drink, let’s combine them into one delicious package called pina colada cookies.

These soft and moist cookies need a touch of rum, but the alcohol will evaporate during baking.

ingredients for pina colada birthday cookies

Unsalted butter, ½ cup or 1 stick
Sugar 1 cup
Eggs 2 large
Rum 2 Tbsp
All purpose flour 2 cups
Baking soda ¼ tsp
Salt ¼ tsp
Crushed pineapple, drained ½ cup
Flaked coconut 2/3 cup
Peanuts, coarsely chopped 1 cup

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I adapted this recipe for pina colada birthday cookies from Sweet Maria’s Cookie Jar by Maria Bruscino Sanchez. First edition: October 2002. St. Martin’s Griffin, N.Y.