Archive for November 1st, 2009

Pineapple Cookies

Some recipes just grab my attention and this was one of them.  I found this one on the website www.eatathomecooks.com, and was instantly intrigued.  Even though I love to bake, I do not have a lot of cookie recipes.  For some reason, cakes usually catch my eye.  This recipe was an exception.  The writer’s aunt made these regularly for her family and the writer carries on that tradition with the same recipe.

Note:  I like lots of frosting, so I made a double batch of the frosting.  This recipe is for the original amount.

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved

1 tsp vanilla

4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 400.  Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together.  Set aside.  With an electric mixer, cream butter and 2 sugars together.



Add the eggs, pineapple, and vanilla.  Blend the dry ingredients into the wet.



Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased or lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes. 


For the icing:  gradually add juice to the powdered sugar by the teaspoon until the icing is just thin enough to stream off the spoon.  It needs to be pretty thick to stick to the cookies.  Either dip the cookies in the icing or spoon the icing over them while they are warm.  This recipe will make several dozen cookies.

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