Pineapple Cherry Cookies Recipe

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Pineapple Cherry Cookies Recipe
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
348
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
21%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
53g
18%
Vitamin A
9µg
1%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
67mg
7%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
13µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
13µg
3%
Iron
0.7mg
3.9%
Magnesium
10mg
3%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.3%
Phosphorus
103mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
68mg
2%
Sodium
173mg
7%
Sugars, added
21g
N/A
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.3%

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