Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookie
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
90 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The juicy sweetness of pineapple might not immediately come to mind when you think of oatmeal cookies, but this creative pairing results in a super moist cookie with assertive tropical flavor. Not quite the oatmeal cookie of childhood, it still combines the flavor of molasses from the brown sugar with nutty oats and cinnamon. But it's the unexpected burst of pineapple that might stir those sweet memories of summer days in the sand.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple (crushed, undrained)
  • 1 1/2 cups oats (rolled)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  2. Cream shortening and sugars together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and pineapple.

  3. Whisk the remaining ingredient together in a medium bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine.

  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cookies turns golden on the edges.

  5. Cool on pan for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.


  • You can use either light or dark brown sugar in this recipe, but dark brown sugar will result in a more complex flavor, with a suggestion of caramel or toffee.

Recipe Variations

  • To increase the tropical taste, substitute 1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted, for the nuts. To toast the coconut, spread it in a single layer in a large dry skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently until it turns golden brown. You can also toast coconut in the microwave on high in 30-second spurts, stirring between each until it turns the right shade of brown.
  • Turn pineapple upside down cake into cookies by substituting 1/2 cup well-drained and coarsely chopped maraschino cherries in place of the nuts.