Aunt Mary's Pineapple Drop Cookies

Janet Scott


This recipe is my beautiful Aunt Mary's. She is no longer with us but remember how proud she was of her special pineapple drop cookies. She made them every year at Christmas time 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".


★★★★★ 3 votes

3 to 4 dozen


  • 1 c
    margerine (her recipe says "oleo" lol)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 2 large
  • 1 c
    8oz can crushed pineapple / do not drain (reserve two tablespoons for frosting with both liquid and pineapple)
  • 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

How to Make Aunt Mary's Pineapple Drop Cookies


  1. preheat your oven at 350 degrees

    In a large mixing bowl cream your butter, brown and white sugar.

    There is no need for a mixer on any part of this recipe.
  2. add your eggs, pineapple and vanilla.
  3. In another mixing bowl, blend your flour, soda, baking powder and salt.

    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet.

    Fold in your nuts.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls on a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper.

    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they start to brown.
  5. Let cool on a cooling rack.

    Frost with pineapple butter cream frosting
  6. Make your frosting


    Pineapple butter cream frosting:
    1/2 cup butter (one stick)
    2 cups powdered sugar
    2 tablespoon pineapple reserved from your can
    1 teaspoon maple syrup
  7. After your cookies are cooled frost a little or a lot!

    These cookies stay soft and are absolutely heavenly.

    The amount you get depends on if you want them big or tiny.

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About Aunt Mary's Pineapple Drop Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #nuts #pineapple

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