coconut rum cookies with chocolate kiss in the middle

Coconut Rum Cookies

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


These delicious coconut rum cookies are going to be a hit for any occasion!


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Rum
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (7 oz.) bag sweetened coconut
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate kisses (dark or milk) unwrapped


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer until combined.
  2. Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the rum then beat together for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour and salt together.
  4. Turn the mixer on low, then start adding the flour to the butter and sugar a little at a time until all the flour is incorporated.
  5. Cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Make an egg wash by beating the egg with the remaining 2 tablespoons of rum.
  8. Scoop the dough into balls using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop, dip into the egg wash and roll in the coconut.
  9. Place the cookies on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly browned on the edges.
  10. While the cookies are still warm, press one chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.


You can store these cookies in a container for 3-4 days after baking.

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