Jamaican Spice Chip Cookies

Jamaican Spice Chip Cookies
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Laced with coconut, rum, and ginger these cookies bring the flavors of the islands.

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12
Servings
307
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Cup  cream of coconut, such as Grace brand
  • 1/2  Cup  butter, softened
  • 3/4  Cups  grated piloncillo
  • 1/3  Cup  turbinado sugar
  • large egg
  • 1  Tablespoon  rum
  • 1  Tablespoon  grated ginger
  • 1  Cup  dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2  Cup  toasted coconut flakes

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Over medium heat in a sauté pan, lightly toast the coconut. Set aside to cool. In a side bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and dry spices. Use a fork to combine and airate or sift. Add butter, cream of coconut, piloncillo, and sugar to the mixing bowl. Using the paddle attachment, beat until light and creamy. Scrape sides and add the egg, rum, and grated ginger. Mix until blended. Slowly add flour and mix until just combined. Stir in dark chocolate chips and toasted coconut. On a silpat-lined cookie sheet, drop about a tablespoon of dough onto the trays. Bake cookies 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear slightly underdone. Allow to rest on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes then place on wire rack to cool.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
86mg
12%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
415mg
28%
Water
27g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Jamaican Shopping Tip

Caribbean and West Indian cuisine use lots of hot peppers, limes, rice, and coconuts.

Jamaican Cooking Tip

Caribbean food has bright and intense flavors, find a balance of ingredients so no single flavor is overwhelming.