Hawaiian pineapple and coconut flakes come together into a moist, chewy, sweet treat in this Hawaiian pineapple cookies recipe.
This post was originally published on May 16, 2012. The title and images were updated and the post was republished on May 11, 2016.
It may surprise you to learn that on Mother’s Day, I cooked all afternoon. Really! I know I was supposed to be taking it easy, but all my son wanted to do with me was bake something. I had a real hankering for homemade cookies, and I had ear-marked 5 recipes in my Clabber Girl cookbook, so we got out our ingredients and got down to business making these Hawaiian pineapple coconut cookies.
My boys really love sweet cookies (and really, who doesn’t?), but I don’t like adding a lot of sugar to cookies to make them sweet. I’d rather use natural sugars like the kind you find in fruit. That is why I was drawn to this Hawaiian pineapple coconut cookie recipe.
These cookies are so simple to make. I have made them a few times and each time I do, I add a little bit of something extra here and there to change them. Sometimes I will add chopped or slivered almonds, but of course, that is when I will be sharing them outside of our home. Nut allergies can be difficult to bake around at times.
I am going to post the original recipe, as it was written by Clabber Girl. Feel free to make changes as you see fit, but try the original recipe once and I think you will see that they are pretty darned good as the recipe is written.
Please let me know what you think of this Hawaiian pineapple cookie recipe!
Other recipes that I like with Hawaiian pineapple:
Pineapple Mango Chicken Stir Fry
Coconut Pineapple Macaroon Cookies – Although the name sounds similar, these cookies are much different than the ones that I shared the recipe for today.