Tutu's Hawaiian Cookies
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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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 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.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture; mix well. Stir in pineapple.
- 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.
- These tasty cookies are part of our 2016 Christmas Cookie Countdown!