Pineapple Cookies- Pillsbury Bake Off Cookie Favorites

These recipes are from a cookbooklet I got the other day: Pillsbury Bake Off Cookie Favorites, 1969. It is not a numbered edition. It has a lot of cookies that would be nice for the holidays so I think it must have been put out in the late fall. The first one is a drop cookie with a touch of lemon. The second one is an easy bar cookie.

Hawaiian Moon Drops

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoons salt

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon lemon extract

2/3 cup drained crushed pineapple

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 1/2 cup toasted coconut

Lemon Frosting (recipe called for a dry mix, maybe lemon comes in a can now)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large mixer bowl, combine all ingredients except pineapple, walnuts, coconut and frosting. Blend well at low speed. Stir in pineapple and walnuts; mix thoroughly. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool. Frost with Lemon Frosting. and dip tops in toasted coconut.

Hawaiian Fruit Squares

3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar


1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple

1/2 cup chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1/2 cup flaked coconut

Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixer bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and eggs. Blend well at low speed. Fold in remaining ingredients except Confectioners' sugar. Spread in greased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly cut into 36 squares. Roll in confectioners' sugar.

1 comment:

Baking History said...

Hi Rochelle,
I just found your blog (saw the link on Luise's Months of Edible Celebrations). You have done a lovely job! I truly enjoyed reading about the vintage cookbooks!
manuela (baking history)