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Tutu's Hawaiian Cookies

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Tutus Hawaiian Cookies
YIELDS
30 cookies
COOK TIME
15 Min

Did you know that "tutu" is one way of saying "grandma" in Hawaiian? These cookies were inspired by some of Hawaii's most popular flavors: pineapple and coconut. Bake them up for a delicious cookie that'll impress Tutu...and everyone else!

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, finely chopped
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine shortening, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract; mix well. Add egg and continue mixing until mixture is fluffy. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture; mix well. Stir in pineapple.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2-inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with coconut. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
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One word... YUM! Normally I wouldn't make a cookie with crushed pineapple in it, but these ones caught my eye. I'm glad I did because they are absolutely delicious!

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