This has been one of my husbands favorites for years. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Mix shortening, sugar and egg thoroughly. Stir in pineapple.
Mix flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and nuts. Add to pineapple mixture.
Chill at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Drop by teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until no imprint is made when touched lightly. Variations: Add one cup of coconut (omit nutmeg) or add one cup of raisins, if desired