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Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies {Recipe}

OK, so I’m the sort of girl who won’t eat dessert if it isn’t chocolate. Or key lime. But I’ve been eating these cookies — they’re my dad’s favorite — my entire life. If you’re looking for a light cookie that’s a bit out of the ordinary, you should give these a try! This recipe is from the kitchen of my grandma Irene Church with modifications from my mom Vicky Church.


  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C crushed and drained pineapple juice (set juice aside)
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 C + 3 T sifted flour
  • 1.5 C quick-cooking oats
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening.
  3. Add and mix in egg.
  4. Add and mix in crushed pineapple.
  5. Sift and add cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and flour.
  6. Mix in oats.*
  7. Drop by the spoonful onto a well-greased baking sheets. Bake until cookies begin to brown around the edges.
  8. Let cookies cool before removing them from the baking sheets.**
* When thoroughly mixed — if needed — add some reserved juice or additional flour to ensure a good moist cookie dough.
** These cookies really stick to the pan, so you’ll likely need to scrap off crumbs and re-grease cookie sheets before using them for another round.