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Pineapple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 4-1/2 dozen

These cookies are always popular at bake sales. I sometimes use 1 cup of coconut instead of the chopped walnuts.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pineapple and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts if desired.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Press down lightly. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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