~ Pineapple Nut Cookies ~

10
Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Another favorite that we made every Christmas. They freeze well too. A simple confectioners' glaze can be used on these cookies or a heavier frosting. I made a pineapple glaze this time, so as not to waste the leftover pineapple from the cookies. These cookies are even better the next day!


Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
30
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
softened butter or shortening
1/2 c
each - brown sugar & granulated sugar
1 - 20 oz
crushed pineapple - drained - save some juice if making glaze
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla or pineapple extract
3/4 c
chopped nuts - your choice

PINEAPPLE GLAZE

1 1/2 - 2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/8 c
pineapple juice
leftover
pineapple from cookies
1 Tbsp
butter, softened
pinch
salt

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper as I did.

Sift the dry ingredients together. Set aside.

Cream sugars and shortening, add egg and beat in well. Beat in vanilla and 1 cup pineapple.

Now add flour mixture beating well after each addition. Mix in the nuts.
2Drop by teaspoonfuls on prepared sheet.
3Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until just beginning to golden around edges. I always remove from oven when they look like they're not quite done on the top, this insures they aren't over baked. Cool on rack.
4Mix glaze ingredients in a bowl. Add more or less sugar, depending on your preference in thickness.
5I glaze while still warm, then go back and add a little more glaze later. You can use a simple confectioner's sugar glaze without the pineapple or a whipped frosting, such as cream cheese. I've made the cream cheese before and added some pineapple to it.

Freeze well. Keep in an air tight container.

Enjoy!

About ~ Pineapple Nut Cookies ~

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy