Pineapple Sandwich Cookies

These Pineapple Cookies with Pineapple Filling Sandwich cookies are extra tasty… and extra special when they’re homemade.   

Filled cookies are so much fun, aren’t they!

Well, my mother requested a pineapple cookie recipe.

Very unique, but I was up to the challenge.

The first couple of batches were a learning experience.

They weren’t filled, and I topped each cookie with pineapple jam.

While they tasted good, I didn’t like the presentation they were delicious though. The jam had actually spread out too much and “melted” off each cookie.

I’m glad I persisted because I came up with this filled version that is just heavenly.

These are a simple cut-out cookie made with pineapple flavor. If you can’t find it in a store nearby you can order Pineapple Extract on Amazon Here.

You can use any shape cookie cutter, but I chose this round shape with the pretty scalloped edge.

Now let’s get to the fun part of this cookie, which is the filling!

I wanted a distinct pineapple-y flavor filling to complement the cookies, but already tried jam and that didn’t work. So I added the jam to frosting and Wow, it’s the perfect filling for these cookies in terms of both taste and presentation.

You can simply spread a bit of the frosting between the two cookies, but I piped mine on with a frosting tip for that extra-special touch.

These look like something out of a bakery and taste even better. And I love the unique flavor. My friend even declared these cookies one of her top favorite cooNeedless

Needless to say, my mother was very pleased with the results. Yes, I had to make a double batch so there would be enough to go around for my family, too!

PINEAPPLE JAM RECIPE LINK to add to the frosting


Pineapple Sandwich Cookies

Servings: 48 cookies, 24 sandwich cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon pineapple extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Beat butter with powdered sugar and blend well.
  • Mix in egg and extracts, then add in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Blend on medium until the dough is well combined.
  • Roll cookie dough out 1/4" thick and cut with desired cookie cutter.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes, the bottoms of the cookies will be lightly golden the tops will stay light in color.
  • Allow cookies to completely cool on baking sheet.

Pineapple frosting


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream milk can be substituted
  • 1/3 cup pineapple jam my homemade pineapple jam recipe here


  • In mixer bowl beat butter with powdered sugar.
  • Add in heavy cream until it's smooth and mix in pineapple jam.
  • Frosting should be smooth and silky.
  • Place frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large closed star tip (I used a 2D tip) and pipe the frosting onto 1/2 of the cookies and top with the other 1/2 of the cookies.
  • Chill the cookies filled with frosting for the frosting to set up firm.



  1. Regarding the cookie: The directions state to mix the butter with the sugar then add the powdered sugar, however the ingredient list has no measurement for sugar, just powdered sugar, please clarify….is there another sugar ingredient and how much or was there an error in the directions and you are to add the powdered sugar to the butter.
    These sound so good. Thank you

    1. sorry about that my error. It’s just powdered sugar. Add the powdered sugar to the butter. Enjoy!

  2. What can I substitute for pineapple extract? Can’t fine it anywhere! These cookies are so pretty.
    Thank you.

    1. You can purchase pineapple oil here, just use a few drops. 3-5 for the cookies. LorAnns Pinapple Oil. There really is no other substitute, pineapple is to watery to add to the cookies, so if you want them to taste like pineapple you’ll need to find the extract or oil.

    2. Thank you. I am a caterer and wanted to make these cookies for this weekend, so I don’t have time to order the oil. I’ll try them another time. Thank you for your quick response.

    3. You might be able to find it at Cost Plus world market, you could call and see if they have it. I’m not sure if Torani syrups makes pineapple, if they do you could reduce it down to a super thick syrup and add a few tablespoons of that to the cookie dough, just a thought.

    4. Hi Diane,
      I found the pineapple extract and made the cookies for my event. They were delicious and a total hit. I would highly recommend them!
      Thank you for the recipe.

    5. Do you sell and mail out the sandwich cookie? I don’t how time to buy pineapple extract!

    6. sorry, I don’t bake for others… the pineapple extract would be available at a bakery store (sometimes craft stores like Hobby lobby/Joann’s will have some) or it’s available on amazing here

  3. I am a huge pineapple fan and these cookies are calling me to make them, they are so pretty and I bet taste fantastic too.

  4. These cookies are so pretty, I’ll be making a batch of these real soon. Everyone will love them. We love pineapple in our house.

    1. It’s 400° Fahrenheit. (I’m not sure about you but my oven wouldn’t go to 725° celsius :), happy to answer the question though, I’m in the US and we use F° for cooking.

  5. There’s no link for your pineapple jam recipe, it just says (my homemade pineapple jam recipe here) with no link. These sound great though, can’t wait to give them a try!

  6. Thanks for a such a great recipe, I just love pineapple and these cookies are so delicious, I like that they aren’t too sweet, and the addition of the pineapple filling is amazing… these are definitely my new favorite! I’m making another batch tomorrow.

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