This family recipe has been with us for so long that we're not sure where it came from, but it is loved by all! A wonderful soft, buttery sweet cookie that melts in your mouth with the crunch of crushed pineapple and the softness of a cake. Absolutely WONDERFUL just out of the oven! You will want to make lots!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
50 mins
5 dozen cookies


Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Beat sugar, crushed pineapple, shortening, eggs, and lemon extract together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture to pineapple mixture; stir until just combined. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.

  • Bake in batches in the preheated oven until tops are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes per batch. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 9.3mg 3% DV; sodium 48.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Of course I love this! Its the best cookie if you love cake-type cookies lemon and pineapple! Yum Read More
Rating: 2 stars
These don't have enough pineapple in them for my taste. I found them to be pretty bland. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
made today and have to say they didn't turn out like the picture. ended up having to add almost another cup of flour to keep them spreading all over my cooking sheet plus next time cutting one egg this is basically a easy sugar cookie recipe with pineapple and lemon extract so it's needs to be thicken up because of the pineapple and the three eggs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this recipe. I like the cake like feel of the cookie. I didn't have any lemon extract so used 2 tablespoons of lemon rind instead. Awesome flavor. I am going to use pineapple chunks next time just to see how that changes the cookie. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Pineapple should not be drained. Doesn't have much pineapple taste. Husband didn't like them. I doubled the batch in the first place and after his complaint I added a whole can of crushed undrained pineapple and a cup more of flour. Perfect. Read More