Pineapple Cherry Cookies Recipe

Pineapple Cherry Cookies Recipe
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Staff Writer
Pineapple Cherry Cookies
Elaine Shumway
Pineapple Cherry Cookies

With just the right amount of sweetness and a touch of fruit, these festive cookies are sure to keep the laughter and good company going well into the night.

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8
Servings
427
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup  brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
  • egg
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 2  cups  flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 1/2  cup  Maraschino cherries
  • 1/2  cup  crushed pineapple
  • 1/4  cup  shredded coconut, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the sugars and blend in the shortening. Add the egg and beat well. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly incorporate the dry mixture into the wet mixture. The dough will be on the dry or crumbly side.

Cut up the cherries into small pieces, but save one for garnish. Add the chopped cherries and pineapple and mix well. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and drop 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie about 2 inches apart. Garnish each cookie with shredded coconut and a whole or half cherry on top.

Place in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
143mg
14%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
76mg
11%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
374mg
25%
Water
31g
1%

Pineapple Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pineapple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.