Oatmeal cookie dough rolled in coconut and filled with pineapple mango jam baked in a mini muffin tin to create delicious little oatmeal cookie cups with a tropical twist.
There are so many great recipes in the cookbook that I can’t wait to cook/bake. Of course, I was most drawn to the dessert section.
Megan, Megan’s Cookin‘, stayed with me for a couple of days after the conference so we could hang out in the kitchen together. We baked these cookies and were talking about fun ways to change them up. They look like little nests so Megan suggested making them in the for Easter with lemon curd.
But my daughter said, “Don’t change a thing. They’re perfect just the way they are.” You can’t get a better review than that.
The original recipe was for thumbprint cookies and included guava, but I had a hard time finding it and substituted pineapple mango jam. I’ve included the high altitude changes that I made to the recipe for those of you who like me are baking at high altitudes.
Megan and I also cooked up the Pozole with Tomatillos recipe from Mesa Mexicana.
Coconut Pineapple Mango Cookie Cups
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour*
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda*
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar*
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ sweetened flaked coconut
- ⅔ cup pineapple mango jam
- Preheat oven to 325º.
- Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until combined.
- Put the coconut in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
- Roll one tablespoon of dough (I used a #50 scoop) into a ball. Roll in the coconut to coat, then place in the cup of a greased mini muffin tin.
- Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until the cookie is starting to brown and firm up.
- Remove from oven and using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each cookie. Fill with a teaspoon of jam.
- Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cookies are firm and lightly browned on the sides. Remove to wire racks to cool.