Pineapple Cookies with Orange Glaze

Before I get to the cookies I need to announce the winner of my Price Chopper product giveaway!  The comments were printed out and Grumpy drew one of the comments out of a bowl for me.  The winner is….

susies1955Apr 27, 2012 03:15 AM
I’ve bought their pancake mixes before and they are good.
Your donuts look great. I absolutely LOVE bacon and maple. 🙂

Congrats Susie! I’ll be contacting you soon!

One thing Nanny was well known for was the cookies she would have in her cupboard; and if her cupboard happened to be bare, you could almost bet there were cookies in the freezer.  You couldn’t go to Nanny’s & house without finding a treat of some kind.

Pineapple Cookies with Orange Glaze

Nanny’s recipe had a lot of sugar and oil in it and while I absolutely love her recipe, I decided to create these with less fat and less sugar so they wouldn’t be such a sin for Grumpy to eat.  I totally cut the sweetener in half and on top of that, when I did so, I used half regular sugar and half Splenda.  I then cut the amount of oil and egg in half.   I went with a light orange glaze to get that orange-pineapple flavor that is so irresistible.   They are soft and flavorful – especially with the fresh orange juice and zest in the glaze.  They went excellent with a cup of hot green tea.

Pineapple Cookies with Orange Glaze
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 3-1/2 dozen
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 medium medium orange, juiced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together sugars, oil, eggs, and vanilla until well blended.Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.Stir in flour and pineapple alternately, starting with flour and ending with flour.Scoop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes. Cool on cookie rack.Mix confectioner’s sugar and orange juice. Dip tops of cookies into glaze and set back on cookie sheet to dry. Notes: These cookies get moister as time goes by – if these last more than a couple of days the tops of the cookies will get very moist and almost wet-like. Therefore, these are best eaten within the first few days.
  2. You can freeze un-glazed cookies to keep them longer and remove from the freezer and glaze prior to eating.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. susies1955 May 3, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    🙂 Awesome. Thanks a bunch for contacting me.
    LOVE pineapple and orange together. YUM. Looks great.

  2. Patsy May 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    These cookies look like a real treat! I love a soft cookie with a flavorful glaze on top… not sure I'd be able to stop at one!

  3. Kathleen May 7, 2012 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Wow! This combo sounds amazing!

  4. last minute burgas May 11, 2012 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I`ve tried this recipe and i`m really impressed, it has a very good taste. My both child tried it and they like it a lot. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  5. Anonymous January 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    can you make this recipe using regular sugar? (any type of artificial sweetner gives me migraines) they look real yummy! thanks!

    • honeyb January 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can use regular sugar. Use the same amount of regular sugar where I have splenda listed. Enjoy and thank you!

  6. Melissa B January 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    These sound so good! – Im saving to Pinterest! =)

  7. Blanca December 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I tryed your recipie, but something when wrong, the batter was too watery. Is that how it should be? Can I use butter instead of vegetable oil? Please respond

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