Pineapple Cookie Recipe

I am looking for a recipe for pineapple cookies my mom use to make. They were soft and had bits of pineapple in them, so delicious.

Since her and my grandma are now in a better place, I can’t find anyone that knows how to make them.

Please help if you can.

Thanks, Rene

Do you have a recipe for pineapple cookies? Share it as a comment below.

From the Hillbilly Housewife.

I did some digging and a friend of mine has a recipe that sounds like it would fit the bill. Take a look below. I’m sure HBHW readers have some amazing recipes to share as well.

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Soft Pineapple Cookies
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Cream shortening and the sugars.
  3. Add egg and pineapple.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Sift flour, then measure it.
  6. To the flour, add salt, soda, and baking powder.
  7. Add dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  8. Drop by rounded tsps.
  9. onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes.


Recipes for soft pineapple cookies


Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

My daughter and I played around with some fudge recipes yesterday and I thought I’d share one of the results with you. We made delicious, super creamy peanut butter fudge with sugar, milk, marshmallow creme and of course plenty of creamy peanut butter. It turned out great and is our favorite fudge recipe yet. It turned out a little softer than our other fudges, so this one is staying in the fridge until it’s gone (which won’t be long). It’s a little sticky and messy to make, particularly when getting the marshmallow creme in the pot. It’s well worth it though.

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1⅓ cups of peanut butter
  • 1 7oz jar of marshmallow cream
  1. Butter a 8x8 pan or a small casserole dish.
  2. Pour the sugar and milk into a heavy pan. Make sure you use a pan that's large enough to add the remaining ingredients and stir everything together.
  3. Heat the mixture over medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Boil it for 3 minutes. Watch it carefully and do a lot of stirring so the milk doesn't bubble over. Reduce the heat a bit to keep it boiling but prevent it from boiling over.
  4. Turn of the heat.
  5. Add the peanut butter and marshmallow cream and stir them in until everything is smooth.
  6. Pour the hot mixture immediately into the prepared dish.
  7. Sprinkle with toppings if desired (we added chocolate chips on half the farmaco equivalente al levitraviagra modalità d'usoefficacia del viagra genericosostanze naturali come viagrail cialis è legaleil levitra è curativogarcea ia viagra pan) and cool in the fridge until set.
  Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

I shared this particular recipe on my Facebook page a few days ago and it was a big hit. I thought I’d post it here as well to make it easier to save it for later. You can pin it right from this post, print it, or bookmark the page. It’s a great little gift that’s perfect for friends, teachers and the likes. One Facebook friend decided to make these for her grand-kids and ship them there since she can’t bake Christmas cookies with them this year. What a fun idea. Before you ask… yes, you can make the cookies from the mix with either butter or egg. Either one works well. The recipe is from the No Stress Gift Giving On A Budget eBook  

Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar
  • • 1 cup flour
  • • ½ cup brown sugar
  • • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • • ¾ cup sugar
  • • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips
  • • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • • ½ tsp. salt
  • • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  1. In a bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt put to the side for the time being. Now, layer remaining ingredients in order given in a one quart wide-mouth canning jar. Pack down after each addition so everything fits. Add flour mixture on top.
  2. Instructions for tag: Pour the entire jar of cookie mix into large bowl. Mix until everything has been completely incorporated. Now, add 1½ sticks of butter or 2 eggs, slightly beaten & 1 tsp. vanilla. Use your hands to make sure everything has been blended in and then roll into 1” balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.
Jar of Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’m a big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies and make them throughout the year. Sometimes I leave the raisins out, sometimes I use chopped apple instead.

In December though, I take things to another level with these holiday spiced oatmeal cookies. The spices and nuts take this from a rather plain cookie to something really special… perfect to go with your coffee on Christmas morning.

The recipe is from the Christmas Cookies Kindle Cookbook.

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. Cream the shortening and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. With mixer running, add the eggs, vanilla, and milk; mix until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  5. Slowly add these dry ingredients into the creamed mixture while the mixer is running on low; blend well.
  6. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the remaining ingredients using a large spoon or rubber spatula.
  7. Drop teaspoon size piles on the cookie sheet, leaving room for spreading.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Remove to a cooling rack.


Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The Christmas Cookies Cookbook Christmas Cookies Cookbook on Kindle

Christmas time is upon us and there’s just something magical about this time of year that takes us back to when we were little.

One of my favorite things has always been to have everyone gathered together to make Christmas Cookies.

We made many different types of cookies to share with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. It’s one of my favorite memories and one I try to recreate every year.

This year, I wanted to share some beloved cookie recipes with you so you could build your own memories by spending quality time together as a family

 Order The Christmas Cookies Cookbook on Amazon. 

Easy Homemade Fudge

We love fudge around here. In the summer we head down to a local gift shop to sample some of their fudge, but around Christmas time, we like to get out our pots and pans and make up big batches of homemade fudge to eat and share. The recipe blow makes a big 5 pound batch of delicious fudge. Cut it up, put it in a pretty cellophane bag and add a ribbon and you have a great little gift.

Of course homemade fudge is also a big hit at holiday parties and to be honest, I like a piece (or two or three) with my coffee in the morning. I hope you and your family will enjoy it as much as we have. (And if 5 pounds of fudge sound a little overwhelming, you can easily cut the recipe in half).

This recipe is from the “No Stress Gift Giving On A Budget” eBook

4.5 from 2 reviews
Easy Homemade Fudge
  • • 4½ c. sugar
  • • 1 lg. can evaporated milk
  • • ½ lb. butter
  • • 1½ bags chocolate chips
  • • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
  • • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • • Nuts (opt.)
  1. Place sugar and evaporated milk into a medium size pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Once milk comes to a boil add butter and boil for an additional 10 minutes. Remove pot from the heat and pour in chocolate chips and stir until they are all melted then add marshmallow crème, vanilla extract and nuts (optional). Mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased or sprayed pan and refrigerate. This recipe makes about five pounds.

Tip: All ingredients in this recipe are fairly inexpensive and the recipe will yield a lot. It makes a great gift for teachers, bus drivers, and anyone else you would like to send a little “Thank You!” to.

Homemade Fudge

Ready for more fun recipes and ideas to help make giving this season easier on you and your budget? Check out the “No Stress Gift Giving On A Budget” eBook


Candy Corn Pretzel Bites

I have a confession to make. I have a weakness for Candy Corn. I usually try to make it until at least October before giving in and buying a bag. This year I didn’t quite make it. The third time of coming across it at the grocery store had me tossing it in the cart. Of course I justified it by saying that I had to do some research and come up with some fun ideas for the first issue of Homemaker’s Hutch magazine…. but who am I kidding? I really just wanted candy corn.

A twist on the super easy-to-make Chocolate Pretzel Bites, these are perfect for a Halloween or Thanksgiving party. The recipe below is for 24 pretzel bites, but to be honest, I just grab a bag of pretzels, a bag of Hershey’s chocolate kisses and a bag of candy corn and work away until I run out of one of the ingredients. Of course there’s plenty of sampling going on while you assemble them … especially when children or husbands are involved :)

Candy Corn Pretzel Bites
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Serves: 24
  • 24 small pretzels
  • 24 Hershey's Chocolate Kisses (unwrapped)
  • 24 pieces of candy corn
  1. Arrange the pretzels on a non-stick cookie sheet. (For easy cleanup, use some parchment paper). Place a Hershey’s kiss in the middle of each pretzel. Put them in 175 F oven for about 2-4 minutes, or until the chocolate has softened, but not fully melted. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and top with a candy corn and press down. Allow to cool and serve.


Candy Corn Pretzel Bites

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my favorite cookie recipe. How could you not love something that’s full of butter, brown sugar, vanilla and of course plenty of chocolate chips.

I make a batch of these for our cookie jar at least once every two weeks. They always turn out great and are a family favorite. Perfect for after-school snacks, lunch boxes or as a simple weekday dessert. Of course for us adults they also go really well with a cup of coffee after you drop the kids off at school.

From the Weekday Cookie Recipes Kindle Cookbook

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes.


Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Ready to Eat

Coconut Cookie Recipe

These delicious cookies are full of coconut and vanilla with a little rum for flavor and of course plenty of sugar to make them sweet and crunchy. Don’t they look beautiful, sprinkled with a little extra coconut? 

I usually make the dough for this right before picking my daughter up from school. By the time we are home and settled in, the dough is chilled enough for them to bake up perfectly.

From the Weekend Cookie Recipes  Kindle Cookbook

Easy Coconut Cookies
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 5 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon light rum
  • 6 cups shredded coconut
  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 60 minutes.
  2. While preheating oven to 375 degrees, line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake until browned around the edges and on the bottom (approximately 10 minutes).


My favorite Coconut Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Without Flour

With just 4 ingredients (peanut butter, sugar, egg and baking soda), this recipe couldn’t be simpler. Yes, you read that right, there’s no flour in this cookie. It all works out beautifully though and they are a lot of fun to make with the kids.

These are some of the simplest cookies you’ll ever bake and the best peanut butter cookies you’ve ever tasted. Trust the recipe.

Since there is no flour in these peanut butter cookies, the are a great naturally gluten-free alternative to the traditional version of this popular cookie.

From the Weekend Cookie Recipes  Kindle Cookbook

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar + additional for coating
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. While preheating oven to 350 degrees, grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter and 1 cup sugar until thoroughly combined. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg and then add to peanut butter mixture. Add the baking soda and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and coat in sugar. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet, about inch-and-half apart. Using a fork, make a criss-cross pattern in the dough.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until light golden brown.


Peanut Butter Cookies made without flour


Yummy Pecan Chews

These sinfully scrumptious bars combine all the elements of cookie and candy for a mouthwatering treat you won’t forget!
Crust Ingredients

  •  1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1/3 cup powdered sugar
  •  1/4 cup cornstarch
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Topping Ingredients

  •  1 1/4 cups (packed) golden brown sugar
  •  1/2 cup light corn syrup
  •  1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  •   4 cups coarsely chopped pecans (about 14 1/2 ounces)
  •  1/2 cup whipping cream
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •   Yields 32 servings

To make crust:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Using aluminum foil, line a 13”x9”x2” pan, adding about an inch of foil to hang over the edges. Then, lightly butter the foil. Use a food processor to mix together flour, cornstarch, powdered sugar, and salt. Lastly, add butter to mixture and mix until it begins to combine together. Evenly press dough into your baking pan. Bake crust for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove pan from oven and prepare the topping while it cools. Lower oven temp to 325 degrees F.

To make topping:
Mix together brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan using medium high temperature until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has come to a boil; let boil for one minute. Stir in cream and pecans; boil mixture until it has slightly thickened, approx. three minutes. Add vanilla. Drizzle the topping over the crust.
Bake pecan-topped crust until caramel has darkened and is bubbling thickly, around 20 minutes. Place pan on rack and cool inside of pan until topping hardens.
Take out of pan by lifting foil and transfer to a cutting board. With a sharp, sturdy knife, cut crust into 1 1/2×1-inch sections in the shape of diamonds. (You can make these tasty treats one week ahead of time. Wrap in sheets of wax paper and store at room temperature in an airtight container.)

Dessert Bar

Peanut Brittle Recipe

My husband loves peanut brittle… it’s his favorite kind of candy. I don’t make it very often, but since we’re getting into the Holiday spirit, I thought why not whip up a batch. It’s easy to make, and tastes so much better homemade. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

This would also make a cute gift. Make up a couple of batches and put the broken off pieces of brittle into small Christmas Tins. Perfect gift for neighbors, teachers and the likes.

Peanut Brittle Recipe
Recipe type: Candy
  • 1½ C. Salted Peanuts
  • 2¾ C. Sugar
  • ⅔ C. Water
  • ½ Stick Unsalted Butter
  1. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by lining it with foil and greasing the foil.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, mix the butter, sugar and water. Heat for approximately 25 minutes over medium heat until the mixture becomes a thick golden-brown syrup; stir often.
  3. Slowly, mix the peanuts in with the mixture until all are completely covered with the syrup.
  4. Pour the peanut mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly, preferably in one layer.
  5. Let the peanuts sit until thoroughly cooled. Then, break into medium sized pieces and place in an airtight container.


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Muffin Pan Brownie Bites

Whenever I send my husband and daughter to the store, they come back with a pack of brownie bites. I’ve finally gotten the hint that they both like these small brownies with plenty of corners. With school about to start up again (and thus the need for lunch box treats and after – school snack) this is the perfect time to experiment and come up with my own homemade version.

4.8 from 4 reviews
Homemade Brownie Bites
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 12
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • non-stick cooking spray
  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350F. Spay a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt the margarine (either in a small sauce pan or in the microwave in a small bowl). Stir in the cocoa powder and then the sugar.
  3. Add the eggs and beat them in well. I use a handmixer for all this, but a whisk and some elbow grease work too.
  4. Mix in the vanilla extract and then the flour. Mix just until everything is well combined. You don't want to overbeat your batter.
  5. Pour it into your prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownie comes out clean.

You can make these brownie bites out of any brownie recipe or even a store-bought mix if you’re so inclined. The recipe above is the one I use most often these days. It’s just as easy to use as a box from the store and tastes better. Feel free to add to this basic recipe. I’m sure it would be yummy with some chopped walnuts or chocolate chips mixed into the batter.

I fill the muffin tins about half full of batter and can fit the whole recipe into a regular muffin tin with 12 muffins. For thinner muffins, spread it out in two batches of 12 muffins and check them for doneness sooner. I’m sure using a mini muffin tin would be fun too.

Ice Cream Tacos – April Fool’s Day Treat

Here’s another fun dessert idea that isn’t quite what it appears to be. Bake the shells ahead of time and then have the kids help put these ice cream tacos together.


1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. water
4-5 drops green food coloring
1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream
1 cup cool whip
1 cup coconut, flaked
Red M&M minis
Yellow M&M minis
Orange M&M minis


Draw two 3 inch circles on a piece of parchment paper (make sure to use a pencil). Place the parchment paper, pencil mark side down, on a baking sheet and set aside.

Beat the butter, brown sugar and honey, in a large bowl, until well blended. Now add the flour and mix well (it’s going to be thick). Spread 1 Tbsp. of the batter over each of the circles you drew on the parchment paper.

Bake for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown at 350 degrees. Let cool for 2 minutes. Now loosen each of the cookies and curl around a rolling pin to create a taco shell. Let cool completely before removing and placing on a wire rack. Continue this until the batter is gone.

Combine the food coloring and water in a resealable bag; add the flaked coconut. Close the bag tightly and shake to tint.

Use the ice cream to fill the taco shells. Add the coconut, M&M’s and whipped cream to top the tacos.

April Fool's Day CookbookFor more fun April Fool’s Day recipes, grab a copy of my latest Kindle Cookbook “April Fool’s Day – Fool Me Once, Feed Me Twice

April Fool’s Day is a great time to let your inner jokester out. And while you were probably taught to never play with your food, you can make an exception today 😉 Here are some safe, fun food tricks to fool your family and friends including:

  • Melty Mallow Fried Egg
  • Bottoms Up Glass of Jell-o
  • Candy Hamburgers
  • Goofy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Cake Con Carne
  • Celebration Mini Meal Surprise
  • Butter Cream Potato Frosting
  • Silly Strawberry Whipped Potato Frosting

Mini Eggs & Bacon For Dessert – April Fool’s Day Recipe

April first is almost here. I like to have a little fun with my family, by surprising them with some food that isn’t what it seems to be. Here’s a simple little dessert or sweet snack for the kids. It’s bacon and eggs made from candy.

3 Tbsp. chocolate chips (white)
12 M&Ms (yellow)
1 Tootsie roll midget candy
1 caramel square candy

To make the eggs: melt the chocolate chips and once melted put in a Ziploc bag; snip off a corner of the Ziploc bag.

On a sheet of waxed paper, squeeze nickel sized portions of the chocolate chips onto it. Press a M&M (letter side down) into the center of each of the melted chocolate chip portions you just put on the waxed paper. Let cool.

To make the bacon: Remove the wrappers from the caramel and tootsie roll candies. In a microwave safe bowl, melt them for 4 seconds. Flatten each candy piece and then pres them together.

Now halve the candy and then press and stack the pieces, alternating layers.

Cut a 1/4 inch piece from the stack you just put together. Make a bacon strip by pinching and stretching the piece lengthwise. Cut it in half. You can create bacon ripples by gently bending the edges.

April Fool's Day CookbookFor more fun April Fool’s Day recipes, grab a copy of my latest Kindle Cookbook “April Fool’s Day – Fool Me Once, Feed Me Twice

April Fool’s Day is a great time to let your inner jokester out. And while you were probably taught to never play with your food, you can make an exception today 😉 Here are some safe, fun food tricks to fool your family and friends including:

  • Melty Mallow Fried Egg
  • Bottoms Up Glass of Jell-o
  • Candy Hamburgers
  • Goofy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Cake Con Carne
  • Celebration Mini Meal Surprise
  • Butter Cream Potato Frosting
  • Silly Strawberry Whipped Potato Frosting

Chocolate Ginger Clusters

These are great for serving at the holidays, and make good gifts too.

Chocolate Ginger Clusters

• 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips (milk or dark)
• 1 TBSP butter
• 1 cup toasted chopped nuts (I used pecans)
• 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
• 6 pieces crystallized ginger, chopped

Cover baking sheet with waxed paper.
Add Chocolate chips and butter to microwaveable bowl, microwave on medium-low for about 5 minutes, stirring after 2 and 4 minutes.
Add dried apricots and ginger. Drop onto waxed paper, Refrigerate until firm. Store in tins in cool dry place. Can be frozen.

Yield : 3 dozen pieces

Tip: To send as gift in mail, buy 2 ice-cube trays with covers, at the $ store. Spray with non-stick baking spray and add the mixture to the trays, cool, add covers, wrap and mail. Package will be uniform size, and candies will be protected from breakage.