teacup of coconut pineapple macaroons with cupid in background

Coconut and pineapple are two of my favorites flavors. Put together in sweet little bites, and I am in heaven.

Coconut pineapple macaroon ingredients

They’re simply made with unsweetened coconut, coconut oil or butter, evaporated cane juice, dried pineapple, an egg, and a little flour.

Earlier this week you saw some of them nestled in my Chinese New Year Candy Box.

Coconut oil and dairy butter

Either coconut oil or butter is fine.  I like to use half of each to get the best of both.

Butter, coconut oil,sugar and shave coconut in food processor

Place the coconut, sugar and coconut oil/butter in a food processor and process until it looks like sand.

Add in the egg, flour and salt.

Coconut, sugar, butter/coconut oil ground in food processor

Process until the mixture looks like wet sand. It may take a few minutes for everything to fully incorporate.

Adding minced dried pineapple to dough

Empty into a mixing bowl and add in some finely chopped, dried pineapple.

Coconut pineapple macaroons dough

Mix well and the dough should look like this.

Scoop of dough in flour

Use a 2 T. cookie scoop to place balls of dough into a small dish of flour. Roll them around to coat them all around.

coconut pineapple macaroon scoop of dough, and scoop divided into four mini cookies

Coating the dough makes it easier when you now divide each scoop of dough into four smaller ball shapes.

Coconut pineapple macaroons on cookie sheet, unbaked

Spread evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 14-16 minutes, until the bottoms look lightly golden.

Coconut pineapple macaroons on sheet baked, and turned over

Remove from the oven and immediately turn the cookies over onto their sides or their tops to prevent the bottoms from overbrowning.

Cool slightly before eating, if you can wait.

coconut pineapple macaroons displayed in a pyramid

A lovely pyramid of sweet sunshine!

Coconut pineapple macaroons in a pyramid, fallen over

Oops, there they go!

That was Cole taking just one more as he said, ” These little scone things are really good!”

Leave it to a guy to call my mini macaroons “little scone things!”

Hmm, well… they kind of do look a bit like tiny scones. How delightful… I think I’ll go make a pot of tea now.

teacup of coconut pineapple macaroons with teapot in background

Mini Coconut Pineapple Macaroons
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Sweet little bites of coconut and pineapple.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 60 mini cookies
  • 2 c. unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes
  • ⅓ c. evaporated cane juice
  • ¼ c. coconut oil or butter
  • 1 large egg
  • dash of sea salt
  • ¼ c. + 3T. unbleached flour, divided
  • ½ c. finely chopped dried pineapple, packed (about 3 whole rings)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place coconut, sugar and oil/butter into a food processor. Process until mixture looks like sand. Add egg, salt and ¼ c. flour. Process again to blend well. It should now look like wet sand. Remove to a bowl and mix in pineapple.
  3. Use a 2T. cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough. Roll balls one at a time into a small bowl with the remaining 3T. of flour, coating all around. Now divide each flour coated ball into 4 smaller balls and place them evenly spaced apart on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until the bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately turn cookies over onto their tops or sides to prevent the bottoms from overbrowning. Cool.