Chewy Pineapple and Coconut Cookies

Wednesday 9 July 2014

These are gorgeously chewy and buttery  coconut cookies!  They are not crisp cookies and are not dunking cookies  . . .

They are indulgent cookies, with crisp edges . . .  but beautifully chewy centres . . .  stogged full of the flavours of coconut and pineapple . . .  think of them as flat macaroons, but better.  ☺

You don't need to use pineapple of course, any dried fruit will do, but we loved the nice tropical flavour that the pineapple lent to them.  They were . . .  in one word . . .  MOREISH!

*Chewy Pineapple and Coconut Cookies*
Makes 4 dozen

These are moreishly chewily addictive!

125g of butter (1/2 cup)
100g of soft light brown sugar (1/2 cup)
95g of granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
1 medium free range egg
175g of plain flour (1 1/4 cups)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
115g of  flaked coconut (1 1/2 cups)
1 snack packet of dried pineapple, cut into small bits or slivers (35g or about 1/3 cup chopped bits)

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Line a baking sheet with baking paper.  Set aside.

Cream the butter until fluffy.   Add the sugars gradually, beating well the whole time.  Beat in the egg to combine.   Whisk together the flour, salt and soda.   Add this to the creamed mixture 1/4th at a time.   Stir in the vanilla, coconut and chopped pineapple.

Shape into balls about the size of a walnut and place 2 inches apart on the baking tray.   Bake for 9 minutes until just beginning to brown around the edges.  Allow to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes prior to removing to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.  Store in an airtight container.

Note - I used my vanilla grinder and added about 1/4 tsp of ground vanilla instead of the vanilla extract  


  1. As luck would have it, I have dried pineapple at home and I always have coconut.
    Marie, these are brilliant as are you! Can't wait to bake some.

  2. I hope you like them Coco, they are chewier than most cookies. Like a macaroon almost,but more buttery.

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  4. I will be sure to mention it if they do Chris! Thank you so much for your lovely comments re my blog. I do put my heart and soul into it and I am happy that it is appreciated! You made my day! xx


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