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Roro’s Pineapple Cookies

My memories of Christmas always include my mom's pineapple cookies. The kids called her Roro, and we still make them every year to keep her memory alive. You can substitute your favorite flavor of preserves for the pineapple. —Donna Scarano, East Hanover, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple preserves
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until well blended. In a small bowl, whisk egg with water. Gradually add to flour mixture; stir to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 2 portions. Roll each half into a 12x6-in. rectangle. Spread 1/4 cup preserves down the center of each rectangle. Starting at a long side, fold dough over filling; fold other side over top. Pinch to seal seams and edges. Place seam side down on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Cut each rectangle diagonally into 1-in. strips. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 88 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Shirley
    Jun 27, 2020

    How do you make pineapple preserves for this recipe please?

  • Beth
    Jan 3, 2020

    These interesting cookies are super easy to make and customize. The dough base has a scone-like taste and texture. We made a batch with pineapple preserves and another with raspberry-cherry preserves. Both were delish. If you’re searching for a quick homemade treat to serve with coffee or tea, these cookies are a perfect option.