I think I need to get a life. I am doing too much sitting and cooking desserts. Oh well. Here is another recipe I just tried yesterday.
PINEAPPLE COOKIES *
1/2 Cup Crisco
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Crushed Pineapple
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
Cream together the sugar and Crisco. Add the egg and mix. Add vanilla & pineapple. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, soft together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to the other bowl and mix.
Spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet (high drops of batter make moister cookies).
Bake at 350 (F) for about 12 minutes.
* This recipe was taken from a book called We’ll Fast Tomorrow, which is put out by The Women’s Club of Holy Cross Catholic Church. I have no idea where I got this book. We are not Catholic, don’t go to any church, and I just found it in with my other cookbooks, of which I have quite a few.
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So here’s my take on these. I would rather try using butter (unsalted) instead of Crisco. Not a fan of Crisco but I used it here anyway.
I use a small ice-cream-scoop-type-of-thingy to scoop out my cookie dough and drop onto the cookie sheet. This makes a height of about an inch. I would probably flatten the dough out with a fork in future so they would be more crispy. (I like crispy cookies and Paul likes chewy ones).
I would cook them a bit longer than the 12 minutes. Like I said, I like crispy/crunchy rather than soft and chewy.
I would also use pineapple that is in sweeetened syrup rather than the kind I used which is in it’s “own juices” and is not sweetened. I couldn’t taste the pineapple very easily and I think it needs a bit more pineapple flavor.
Otherwise, these cookies were a hit with the Olde Man. He said he could taste the pineapple, even if I couldn’t.
The only reason I made these so soon after the Raspberry Bars was because Paul likes to have a stash of cookies to have with his lunches and after supper. We always have a supply of homemade cookies for him and the bars are just not cookies. I had one with my morning cup of coffee this morning and it was very yummy indeed.
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