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Pineapple Surprise Cookies

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Caribbean
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Rita Whitefield

Traditional Bay Island Pineapple Surprise Cookies.


  • 6 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚.
  2. Sift together: Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cream together: Sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Add sour cream to sugar mixtures.
  5. Then add flour, one cup at a time and mix well.
  6. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out until 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter.
  8. Gather remaining dough and roll out again to continue cutting into circles.
  9. Place cookies on a prepared cookies sheet.
  10. Put one spoon full of pineapple jam in the center.
  11. Place another cookie on top and seal edges with a fork.
  12. Bake until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Surprise Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.