Tropical Butter Cookies Recipe

Paradise Cookies

Paradise cookies are soft butter cookies, filled with pineapple, macadamia nuts and coconut - a true tropical delight!

45 min. prep time
3 dozen cookies
444 Ratings


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, well-drained
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 (3.25-ounce) jar (2/3 cup) macadamia nuts, chopped
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add pineapple and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking powder. Beat until well mixed. Stir in nuts and 1/4 cup coconut.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; dip top of each cookie into remaining coconut. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Let cool 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 50mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11120B©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

they were so easy to make...taste great
This excellent recipe is just as good using walnuts .
I just made these at the request of my mother. I found them to be OK. Overall I felt they lacked flavor. I was expecting a much bigger tropical flavor, but was really underwhelmed. I also found the dough very moist. I think I would refrigerate it before baking next time and perhaps add almond extract to punch it up a bit.
A friend made these and they were so good!!! Now I make them for club benefits, parties, and for home. They are moist and filled with coconut and a wonderful pineapple taste. Because of today's prices, I use walnuts.
Just to say a few words...I made these to try for a cookie exchange and I haven't been able to stop mkaing them. They are soft and moist and kids love them.

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