Soft pineapple cookies

Yield: 3 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Shortening ( Crisco )
4 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Or
1 teaspoon Coconut extract
1 cup Crushed pineapple well
Drained
4½ cup Flour
2 teaspoons Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Finely chopped nuts
Or
½ cup Shredded coconut

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs one at a time to blend. Add drained pineapple and nuts. combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. blend into a stiff mixture. Drop by tbs. on a lightly greased cookie sheet a few inches apart. Bake 350 about 15 minutes or until browned at edges and appears set. Remove to racks to cool. Makes 3 to 4 dozen Note: for those of you who don't know what Crisco is: its a white solid vegetable fat with a creamy texture.

when melted its used to fry things or left as is, its used for baking purposes.

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