Friday, February 19, 2010

Pineapple Cookies

Pineapple is at the top of the fruit food chain in our house. Fresh, canned, alone, with a dessert, in a muffin... it doesn't matter. We all LOVE pineapple. I am always excited to find new ways to use pineapple so you can imagine how happy I was when I received this recipe.

I'm sure there aren't many of you who don't know Shelby, the amazing woman behind The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. She was one of the first bloggers I "met" and I liked her instantly. I really wish we lived in the same state so I could go to her house for dinner! :) She is always posting delicious recipes and has recently started a weekly newsletter that is emailed to subscribers. (If you aren't already receiving it, stop by her blog and sign up!)

In a recent newsletter, Shelby included the recipe for her Nanny's Pineapple Cookies. As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew I would be making it. I think I even emailed her back that same day to tell her so!

These cookies are fantastically delicious. Big, fluffy, and FULL of pineapple flavor. They will definately become a staple here at home!

Thank you so much, Shelby, for sending this recipe my way. My family is very happy you did!

Nanny's Pineapple Cookies

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup shortening (we always used veg oil or Crisco, melted and cooled some)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 can (small) crushed pineapple
4 cups flour

Blend shortening, sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and pineapple and stir til combined.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix with wet ingredients until combined. Do not beat batter.

You have a few options here. You can drop spoonfuls on the tray and bake or you can refrigerate the batter for a few hours and then take it out and roll the dough (using more flour as needed) and cut them out into circles. Either way, the cookie turns out yummy. I tend to like to roll them out as it makes them a bit more on the "drier" side. Because there is pineapple in these cookies they are VERY moist.

Bake in 350 degree oven until puffed and lightly browned on the edges. Approximately 12-15 minutes.

*I used 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the dough and flattened it slightly before making. It took about 13 minutes for the cookies to cook.*


HoneyB said...

They look great Cristine. It makes my heart feel good to see you being one of the first people to make my Nanny's pineapple cookies and I'm happy you liked them too! Thanks for asking if it was ok to post also!

Eliana said...

I have never seen pineapple cookies before. These look delicious.

Leslie said...

I've never heard of pineapple cookies, but they sound fantastic!

Leslie said...

I too love love love pineapple! These look amazing

pegasuslegend said...

WE love pineapple as well and I am so happy Shelby led me to your site great recipe and they look wonderful thank you!

teresa said...

these look SO good! somehow i've missed these cookies, i'll have to make them soon!

Anonymous said...

you MUST send your mom home with some of these!! YUM! :o)

Coleen's Recipes said...

Hubby LOVES anything pineapple, I WILL be making these this weekend for sure.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Did you drain the pineapple? Please reply to coleen(at)mtaonline(dot)net

Katy ~ said...

Bit YUMS up! Oh my. I have been dreaming of the pineapple filled cookies my mother used to make and now seeing these, I want these!

Thank you for sharing a recipe we're sure to enjoy. And thanks to Shelby for sharing her Nanny's wonderful recipe.

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