Pineapple Drop Cookies

  • Yield: servings

"My two sons love these cookies. It's a recipe handed down from my mother and is quick and easy. She was my sons' 'Nanny,' so they would ask for 'Nanny's Cookies.' She died when my oldest son was only 3, but I guess this was one of their ways of remembering her."


1/2cup shortening
1cup sugar
1 egg
1/2teaspoon vanilla
1/2cup drained, crushed pineapple
2cups flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Using an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla, and pineapple. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together, and gradually add to creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoons on an ungreased cookie sheet, flattening each slightly with fingers. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Give these cookies a splash of summertime with colored sugar and icing dots, or add 1 cup fresh coconut for a tropical cookie.

Recipe by Becky Ashbrooks, DeQueen, Ark.