Tropical Dried Fruit Choc Chip Cookies With a Crunch

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

After spotting dried pineapple pieces at the grocery store, I had the idea of baking cookies which were different than the ordinary oatmeal raisin cookie. The rice krispies give them a nice crunch, but they are still chewy and soft with the coconut. Any type of dried fruit can be substituted for the pineapple pieces that I suggest. These cookies are sweet, so you may reduce the amount of sugar used, although I have not tried it. This batter is easily doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Sift together flower and baking powder, gradually incorporate into wet mixture.
  5. Fold in remaining ingredients.
  6. Drop heaping spoonfuls or roll 1 inch balls of batter onto cookie sheet; bake 15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Most Helpful

Rather than using the pineapple for these, I used a diced, dry fruit mixture & they turned out very tasty! Did cut the brown suger back to a rounded 3/4 cup, but otherwise stuck to the recipe! A nice addition to the variety of cookies I'm selling today & tomorrow at a garage sale! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike October 03, 2008

This sounds really good! I would try it also with white chocolate or butterscotch chips! YUM!

doobtones #2 September 23, 2008