Monday, June 30, 2008

Pineapple Cookies

I love love love love love pineapple! So when I found this recipe online, I had to make it. It's really easy, just make sure you buy pineapple in a can with JUICE, all we had at home were the rings in juice and the crushed in SYRUP. So I had to go buy a can of crushed in juice. The cookies were very good, soft and sugary, tasted exactly like the pillsbury ready-to-bake sugar cookies. However, the pineapple did not stand out very much, so I would definitely put in more than the called for amount next time.

Paradise Pineapple Cookies

3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 oz unsalted butter (Debbie omits salt and uses salted butter)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 tablespoon pineapple juice
Shredded sweetened coconut for topping cookies.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream butter and both sugars. Beat in vanilla and egg, then stir in drained pineapple and juice. Add flour mixture and stir until it is blended.

Drop dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top of dough mounds. Bake at 300 for 22-24 minutes or until cookies are golden around edges.

Makes about 3 dozen




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