Picture of Pineapple-Almond Upside Down... Cookies!
The moist, delicious yumminess of classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake has been captured ...  in a Cookie!

They're like a little taste of Springtime to brighten the Winter blues.

Happy New Year... Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients, Tools and prep work

This recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.


2 1/2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 Cup Butter-softened
3/4 cup White Sugar
2 Eggs
1/3 cup Sour Cream
2 Tablespoons reserved Pineapple Juice
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Sliced Almonds
Maraschino Cherries
1 - 28 oz can of Pineapple rings- drained- juice reserved. 

1/4 C Brown Sugar- packed
1 teaspoon Light Corn Syrup

Electric Mixer
Nonstick Baking mat (Silpat) or parchment paper
Mixing Bowls

Prep work:

Remove the pineapple rings from the can. Place them on a paper towel and gently pat dry. (Save the canned juice.) Cut each ring into small wedges as pictured. Place in a bowl. Add brown sugar and Corn syrup. Toss to coat.

Drain maraschino cherries on a paper towel. Cut in half.  Place the cherries on the baking sheet, domed side-down. Space them about 4-5 inches apart.  Lay the almond slices in a circular, flower-fashion around the cherry. Follow suit with the pineapple wedges, using 5 per cookie.

These cookies do not spread very much but give yourself plenty of room on the first batch so you can better gauge the spacing.

Motorhome living requires me to bake in a Toaster Oven. I started with 4 cookies on a sheet and found I could fit 6 if I was careful.

Next Step---> Batter preparation--->
ehudwill3 years ago
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bajablue (author)  ehudwill3 years ago
You're such a great guy... I appreciate that!!!
ehudwill3 years ago
My mouth is watering just looking at these. Great job.
bajablue (author)  ehudwill3 years ago
Thank you so much... and I miss your Blue Nose profile pic!
Yeah me too a little. I thought I might change it up.
bajablue (author)  ehudwill3 years ago
It's all good. ;-)
YUM! These look amazing. I'm definitely making these soon!
bajablue (author)  iwasthinkingaboutsoup3 years ago
Thank you for such a nice comment!

btw,,, your website is FUN, refreshing and utterly DELIGHTFUL!

I'm an exPat living in Baja California. The weather here is currently WARM! ;-)
Ha ha! Awww, way to rub it in! :D Hope you're enjoying the sun and sand...and thanks for looking!
dreadyjazz3 years ago
Yummy! I hope I have time to make these soon!
bajablue (author)  dreadyjazz3 years ago
Thanks Jazz... If you like PUD Cake... you'll love 'em! ;-)
iceng3 years ago
I have some pineapple every morning and would still have room for that great cookie.
bajablue (author)  iceng3 years ago
I adore pineapple, too.

It's my favorite fruit... when combined with vodka! ;-D
iceng bajablue3 years ago
Natural Burner You :-)
bajablue (author)  iceng3 years ago
What an awesome idea for a cookie! I love the way it came out. It is so beautiful!
bajablue (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
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mygibzone3 years ago
These cookies are so beautiful! I also like the idea of swirling the batter on. In the pictures the texture looks similar to angel food cake. Is it? Or Is it more like a shortbread cookie? Just curious I'm kind of a texture person. :)
bajablue (author)  mygibzone3 years ago
Not shortbready... and It's definitely "cakey" just not in an angel food way.

I think the texture contributes to the pretty presentation, too.

Thanks for noticing and for your nice comment!