Bette’s Pineapple Cookies


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening (such as Butter Flavor Crisco)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

Beat sugar, crushed pineapple, shortening, eggs, and lemon extract together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture to pineapple mixture; stir until just combined. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.

Bake in batches in the preheated oven until tops are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes per batch. Transfer to wire racks to cool.