We love pineapple at our house. This unique cookie recipe was found in a family members cookbook collection and I snagged it. I make them at Christmas time for gifts but would be great in the summer too! They are a nice change from the usual flavors and turn out so light and fluffy like soft cake. Enjoy!
In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar and butter. Beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg. Beat well
Lightly spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level off each time. Stir the remaining dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients with mixer or spoon.
Add drained pineapple and pecans. Mix thoroughly.
Drop teaspoonful balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 11-16 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
FOR FROSTING: simply combine powdered sugar with reserved pineapple juice until desired thickness/thinness. Dip the tops of cooled cookies into the frosting or spoon it over them on a wire rack. Allow to set. ENJOY!