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Pineapple Delights

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


7 dozen

When I was stationed in Germany, my mother would often send these tropical-tasting cookies to me. The recipe is special because it came from my grandmother. Now my wife and daughter are carrying on the tradition.
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the pineapple, walnuts and cherries.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 147 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Jennifer
    Aug 19, 2017

    I thought the flavor was wonderful!! cookies wereBLACK on the bottom! Maybe the temp was too high? Idk.

  • Metrocookbookdivany
    Jul 7, 2013

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  • zkaoskid
    Dec 22, 2012

    i love the idea of this recipe. It could use some work tho, kinda bland and batter was runny, you have to play with the recipe to get a desired result.

  • cathyj47
    Dec 21, 2011

    The batter was very dry, so I added a bit of pineapple juice, the first batch spread too much, so I added about a half cup more change.If I make again, I would cut sugar down to 3/4 cup of each. They were pretty sweet.

  • flores_509
    Dec 20, 2011

    Have very little taste.. maybe need to add more vanilla or sugar.. kinda taste like scones.!! These are great for those that don't like cookies that are over the top sweet..

  • Isolda
    Apr 6, 2010

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  • mxz540
    Dec 20, 2009

    These have little taste or flavor.

  • greenfeather
    Dec 28, 2008

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  • justjosephine
    Feb 13, 2007

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