Aloha Cookies {Gluten Free} #FBCookieSwap
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
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Serves: 36
Hints of toasted coconut, rich chocolate and creamy caramel make this Aloha Cookie my new favorite cookie! This is my take on those delicious girl scout cookies we all know and love.
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Land O Lakes Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Imperial Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Caramel Extract (if you don't have it just omit it)
  • 2 Large Farm Fresh Eggs
  • 2½ Cups Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 11 Oz Caramel Bites
  • 1½ Cups Natural Unsweetened Coconut Pieces {I used Bob's Red Mill}
  1. Preheat the oven to 360*
  2. In a stand up mixer cream together the butter and sugars; once light and creamy add in the eggs one at a time until combined.
  3. Next add the vanilla extract, coconut extract, caramel extract, salt, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch and the GF flour blend; blend on low/medium speed until combined. Last but certainly not least add the dark chocolate chips, caramel bites and Unsweetened Coconut.
  4. Place the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. I've found that by waiting and allowing the mixture to firm up a bit it produces fluffier cookies that are baked to chewy perfection!
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place about a teaspoon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You will want to ensure the cookies are spaced out about 1 inch away from one another. Typically I can fit a 3 X 4 row on my cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Store in a air tight container and if you make extra they are perfect to keep in the freezer for those days when you need an emergency cookie break ;)
  6. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies with 2 extra for taste testers (Hey the chef needs a cookie too!). I hope you enjoy these Aloha Cookies as much as I do! Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season!
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