Gloria, a reader from Houston, Texas, wrote in with a question about the extracts I use in my Do You Like Pina Coladas? Cookies:
When your recipe says "coconut extract" is it "coconut flavoring" or "coconut extract." I can find the coconut flavoring, but not the extract. Also, can lemon extract (which I can find easily) be used instead of lime extract, which is not available here in Houston. Thanks!
Hi, Gloria. Thanks for writing in! The coconut flavoring/extract I use is McCormick's imitation coconut extract. (See picture at right.) I know that's not very definitive--not clearly an extract or a flavoring--so I think it would be fine for you to use coconut flavoring because that's what you have access to. As for a lime extract, feel free to replace it with lemon extract or even lime juice. It's such a small amount--1 teaspoon--that either one of these replacements will work fine. I hope this helps. Happy baking!