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Pineapple Delights

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

7 dozen

When I was stationed in Germany, my mother would often send these tropical-tasting cookies to me. The recipe is special because it came from my grandmother. Now my wife and daughter are carrying on the tradition.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the pineapple, walnuts and cherries.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 147 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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