Pineapple Cookies

Another cookie from my great grandmother, Pineapple Cookies are a special treat. They’re the kind of old-fashioned cookie that you’re not likely to get unless you can make them yourself. The recipe was passed to us by my mother’s father’s mother, Kate. Pineapple Cookies are the twenty-third of my 25 Cookies of Christmas.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp maple flavoring
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  2. Grease and flour cookie sheet
  3. Cook sugar, cornstarch and pineapple over medium heat until thickened. Set filling aside to cool.
  4. Cream together sugars, shortening, and eggs.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.
  7. When the sheet is full, drop a smaller spoonful of the pineapple filling into the center of each cookie.
  8. Bake 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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