I love pineapple and wanted a sugar cookie type cookie with a pineapple flavor. All the pineapple cookie recipes I have found were more like a cake style cookie and that wasn't what I wanted. They also tended not to have much of a pineapple flavor. So I did some experimenting and came up with the perfect recipe. It uses dried pineapple juice powder, but not sure if it really adds that much to it. So feel free to leave it out if you can't find it.
1 cup softened butter
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pure pineapple extract
2 tbsp. milk
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup died pineapple juice powder (leave out if you can't find it)
1/2 cup or more finely diced dried pineapple
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Then beat in the egg, milk and flavorings. Mix all the dry ingredients together and mix into the butter and egg mixture. Blend well, then cover and chill for a couple of hours. When well chilled, form into balls using about 2 tbsp. of dough. Place a few inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, bake at 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. The bottoms of the cookies should just barely start to brown. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then remove to a rack to continue cooling. Makes about 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.
If you want a crunchy sugar coating, mix some white sugar with some of the pineapple juice powder and a couple drops of the pineapple extract and mix well, before baking roll each of the dough balls in the sugar mixture and bake as usual.
Enjoy, I know I do!