Crumbl Copycat Piña Colada Cookies

These Crumbl Copycat Piña Colada Cookies taste like a vacation drink in sugar cookie form! Made with fresh pineapple juice, rum extract, and a maraschino cherry on top, these cookies are sure to please everyone.

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pina colada sugar cookies with toasted coconut and cherries on top

Why I Love These Crumbl Copycat Pina Colada Cookies

I love these Crumbl Copycat Piña Colada Cookies because I love pina coladas, I love cookies, and I love to create my favorite desserts at home! These cookies have a super soft sugar cookies base and are topped with a flavorful pina colada flavored buttercream frosting, toasted coconut, and a cherry on top.

Does anyone have the song in their head yet, “🎶 If you like Pina Coladas… 🎶?”

But seriously. If you love Crumbl Cookies as much as I do, or if you don’t want to spend over $4 for a cookie, then you should definitely make this recipe. Don’t forget to check out my other basic sugar cookie copycat recipe: Crumbl Cookie Copycat Recipe.

pina colada crumbl copycat cookie with a maraschino cherry on top

Are these Pina Colada Cookies Kid-Friendly?

Yes! These Piña Colada cookies are completely kid-friendly. While the taste will remind you of a Pina Colada cocktail, there is no alcohol in these cookies.

Can I make these cookies with alcohol?

If you do want to make an adult-only version of these cookies, simply substitute the rum extract with your favorite rum! I would suggest starting with 2 teaspoons and adding more if desired. There won’t be much alcohol, but they will taste amazing!

Ingredients Needed to Make Pina Colada Cookies

Making these cookies is surprisingly easy and you probably have most of the ingredients already. Remember the butter, vegetable shortening, sour cream, and egg should be at room temperature for the best results.

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • unsalted butter
  • vegetable shortening
  • sour cream
  • sugar
  • egg, room temp
  • powdered confectioners sugar
  • pineapple juice
  • almond extract
  • vanilla extract
  • rum extract
pina colada cookie with a bite taken out of it

How to Make Crumble Cookie Sugar Cookies

Make and Chill the Dough

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl add the butter, shortening, and sour cream and cream together until nice and smooth. Add the sugar, egg, and extracts and mix until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 batches, mixing in completely after each addition. Form a loose ball with the dough and place it in a covered bowl in the fridge for an hour.

Create Cookie Shapes and Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and prepare the baking sheets.
  • Scoop out 1/4 cup of the dough and form a ball with your hands and place it on the baking sheet. You can fit 6 balls onto a baking sheet.
  • Dip a heavy bottom glass or measuring cup in the powdered sugar to coat the bottom. Flatten each ball until it’s about 1/2 in thick, gently rotating the glass in a circle.
  • Bake the cookies one pan at a time for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to cool completely.
smashed sugar cookies before baking

How to Make Pina Colada Buttercream Frosting

Place the room-temperature butter and shortening into a mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl and beat for a few minutes until nice and creamy. Add the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, and mix thoroughly after each addition.

Add the pineapple juice, rum extract, and vanilla extract and mix until combined and creamy. Taste for any more flavoring needs, add more pineapple juice or rum extract if desired.

pina colada crumble cookie copycat cookies

Different Methods to Toast Sweetened Shredded Coconut

There are a few different ways to toast sweetened shredded coconut. My favorite method is in the microwave, but you can also get the same results on your stovetop or in the oven.

ON THE STOVE

Cook the coconut over low-medium heat in a large skillet or cast-iron pan. Stir constantly until the coconut becomes golden brown.

IN THE OVEN

Spread the coconut on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for 5-10 minutes at 325°F. Check and stir the coconut often so that it does not burn.

IN THE MICROWAVE

Place the shredded coconut onto a microwave-safe plate and cook for 60 seconds in the microwave. Remove the plate from the microwave and stir the coconut. Put the coconut back into the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval to even out the cooking.

sweetened coconut toasted in the microwave

More Tropical-Inspired Recipes

Crumble Pina Colada Cookie Copycat Recipe
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Crumbl Piña Colada Cookies

These Crumbl copycat Piña Colada Cookies taste like a vacation drink in sugar cookie form!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
chill time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 14 5″ cookies
Calories: 509kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Dough

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup sour cream, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners powdered sugar (for pressing the cookies)

Piña Colada Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings

  • toasted sweetened shredded coconut
  • 14 maraschino cherries

Instructions

Cookie Dough

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl add the butter, shortening, and sour cream (ALL AT ROOM TEMP) and cream together until nice and smooth. This will take about 4-5 minutes. Add the sugar, egg, and extracts and mix until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 batches, mixing in completely after each addition.
  • Form a loose ball with the dough and place it in a covered bowl in the fridge for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line your baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Once the dough has chilled, scoop out 1/4 cup of the dough and form a ball with your hands. Place the ball on the baking sheet and repeat until the sheet is full (you will probably only be able to fit 6 balls).
  • Dip a heavy bottom glass or measuring cup in the powdered sugar to coat the bottom. This will keep the glass from sticking to the dough. Flatten each ball until it's about 1/2 in thick, gently rotating the glass in a circle.
  • Bake the cookies one pan at a time for 10 minutes. The cookies will spread and puff up a little but won't turn brown, so be careful not to overbake them.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Almond Buttercream Frosting

  • Place the room-temperature butter and shortening into a mixing bowl or stand mixer and beat for a few minutes until nice and creamy. Add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time and mix completely after each addition. Add the pineapple juice and extracts and mix until combined and creamy.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, add a generous amount of frosting to each cookie and spread out using an offset spatula or a butter knife. Immediately sprinkle with toasted coconut. If desired, you can gently press the coconut on top to ensure it sticks to the frosting. Add one maraschino cherry to the middles of each cookie and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing the dough or frosting. This will ensure you get a light and fluffy cookie and smooth frosting.
  • I would not recommend more than 6 cookies/baking sheet. They expand slightly and if you measure out 1/4 cup of dough, they will be 5″ in diameter once baked.
  • I used a heavy-bottomed glass to smash my dough balls to get the shape of the cookies. If you don’t have one, any flat-bottomed cup will work.
  • Don’t forget the powdered sugar before smashing the dough so the glass doesn’t stick to the dough.
  • These sugar cookies should not turn brown, so be careful not to overbake them or they will become dry.
  • Store any leftover cookies in a sealed container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13.7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 39.5g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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