Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pineapple Cranberry Cookies

Adapted from: Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies and Bars 2008
Made by: Cathy and Carol

This cookie sound good and looked good in the magazine, however the taste was a little off to me. This is more of a cakey cookie, and I usually don't like that those types of cookies. Nonetheless, here is the recipe.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
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 dried cranberries

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the pineapple, walnuts and cranberries.
3. 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.

Some of the cookies became mushy after a day in the ziploc bag. We might have not drained the pineapple enough.

To me, these weren't the best tasting cookies, but my sister's coworkers liked them. I'm glad someone did :).

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