Frosted Pineapple Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Pineapple Cookies Recipe

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These are the best pineapple cookies—sweet and moist with real tropical flavor. Because they are unique and look so pretty, these cookies are a hit whenever I serve them. People can't seem to eat just one! —Mary DeVoe, Bradenton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 98 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 3 tablespoons juice. Set pineapple aside; set juice aside for frosting. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add pineapple and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar with enough of the reserved pineapple juice to achieve a smooth spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Pineapple Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p39

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"Unfortunately these cookies did not turn out for me. The only change I made was to double the recipe. The cookies were very dense and dry - not moist at all and with little pineapple flavor."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"I haven't made these yet but would like to do so tomorrow. Does anyone know if I need to change this for high altitude cooking?"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I made these without the frosting, and they were still delicious. They would be great for a spring or tropical-themed occasion."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"Cakey, moist, pineapple-filled cookies. Also good without frosting just dusted with icing sugar. Be sure the bottoms are crispy brown as it gives a nice texture next to the soft cookies."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

"Loved them....may try different frosting though."

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