Crushed Pineapple and Coconut Cookies


This crushed pineapple and coconut cookie is similar to one sold in a regional grocery store in the Southeast. There are several similar recipes out there, and this is the best combination of them!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
30 cookies


  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • 1 ¼ cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ cup crushed pineapple, well drained

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spread pecans and coconut onto a baking sheet.

  2. Toast in the preheated oven until coconut is very light golden brown and pecans become fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool, about 10 minutes. Leave the oven on.

  3. Pulse oats in a blender or food processor until slightly ground.

  4. Mix brown sugar, white sugar, and butter together in a bowl. Add pineapple, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract.

  5. Mix oats, flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl; mix into the wet ingredients. Stir in toasted coconut and pecans. Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

Toasting coconut and pecans is optional. I think the flavor is deeper if you do.

Can substitute dried pineapple, but add about 1 tablespoon water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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