Frosted Pineapple Cookies

These are the best pineapple cookies - sweet and moist with real tropical flavor.

Frosted Pineapple Cookies Recipe
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + coolingYield: 36 Servings
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Drain pineapple, reserving 3 tablespoons juice. Set pineapple aside; set juice aside for frosting. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add pineapple and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 325 for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For frosting, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar with enough of the reserved pineapple juice to achieve a smooth spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Yield: 3 dozen