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aunt mary's pineapple drop cookies

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Janet Scott
Wittmann, AZ

This recipe is my beautiful Aunt Mary's. She is no longer with us, but I remember how proud she was of her special pineapple drop cookies. She made them every year at Christmastime and, lucky for me, she gave me the recipe. Aunt Mary claimed these cookies as her gift to everyone and never went without making them. When she was on oxygen and visiting my mom for Christmas, she made them... and she did a great job! My hubby and I don't care for nuts so she would always make me a special batch just for us. "Enjoy and Merry Christmas from Aunt Mary".

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Janet's Aunt Mary shared a wonderful pineapple drop cookie with her. They're a slightly sweet cake-like cookie filled with pineapple. We love the crunch and flavor of the walnuts. The cookies alone are good and have a tropical feel. But when you add the frosting, they are so so good. It's creamy with bits of pineapple and a hint of maple flavor. The maple is not overpowering, it just enhances the flavors. A fantastic cookie recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 3 to 4 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For aunt mary's pineapple drop cookies

  • 1 c
    margarine (her recipe says oleo, lol)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 2 lg
  • 1 c
    crushed pineapple, do not drain (reserve two tablespoons for frosting with both liquid and pineapple; 8 oz can)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c
    butter (one stick)
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    pineapple reserved from the can
  • 1 tsp
    maple syrup

How To Make aunt mary's pineapple drop cookies

  • Reserving 2 Tbsp of pineapple.
    Reserve 2 Tbsp of pineapple from the can for frosting.
  • Oven set to preheat.
    Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Creaming butter and brown sugar.
    In a large mixing bowl cream your butter with brown and white sugar.
  • Adding eggs, pineapple, and vanilla.
    Add your eggs, pineapple, and vanilla.
  • Adding flour, soda, baking powder, and salt.
    In another mixing bowl, blend your flour, soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Wet and dry ingredients combined.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet.
  • Folding in nuts.
    Fold in your nuts.
  • Dough dropped onto a lined baking sheet and in the oven.
    Drop by spoonfuls on a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they start to brown. Let cool on a cooling rack.
  • Frosting ingredients mixed together.
    Make the frosting by mixing all of the ingredients together.
  • Frosting cooled Aunt Mary's Pineapple Drop Cookie.
    After your cookies are cooled, frost a little or a lot!
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    These cookies stay soft and are absolutely heavenly. The amount you get depends on if you want them big or tiny. If you want, there is no need for a mixer on any part of this recipe.