Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Oven Lovin'

Today we have another installment of Tiny Gardener's Oven Lovin!

Go over to her blog and post your recipe(s)'s my contribution:

Pineapple Cookies

2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine
1 Cup Sugar

1 Egg
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Crushed Pineapple (drain juice)
1 Tbsp. Sugar

Sift first for ingredients together, put aside.  Cream butter & sugar.  Add egg, vanilla, pineapple & 1 Tbsp. Sugar.  Gradually add dry ingredients & mix until combined.  Sprinkle with chopped Pecans (if you want, unless of course, you are alergic to them, then leave them off just a few of them so the rest of us can enjoy them.....sorry Gloria!)  Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.

Mrs. Mund's Fruit Cookies

1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
2 Eggs
2 2/3 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp. EACH Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves (powdered, not whole)
1 tsp. Soda
1 Cup Pecans or Walnuts (or know, if you're alergic to Pecans and Walnuts....Gloria!!)
1 Cup Dates, chopped
1 Cup (or the whole 8 oz. tub if you REALLY like those thingies) Candied Fruit & Peel
2 Tbsp. Wine

Combine flour, spices, soda.  Cream sugar & butter, then add eggs, & wine.  Gradually add flour mixture until combined.  Add nuts, dates and fruit thingies and mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.

The Pineapple Cookies are from my Mom's recipe collection and the Mrs. Mund's Fruit Cookies came from Gloria's recipe book.  I am not a fan of fruit cake, but I DID enjoy (more than a few) the Fruit Cookies.  So if you're an avid Fruitcake-hater, try the cookies......they were yummy!


  1. mmmmm...those all sound delish! And who is caught snatching a cooking off that plate?!?! Hmm, are those poinsettias on the runner? VERY pretty if you ask me :-)

  2. oh, now that's too funny, I have 2 table cloths I made out of that same Poinsettia material for myself and I also have 2 more and a table runner I made for my mother probably at least 30 years ago or more now. Yes, someone did get caught stealing a cookie, lol.

    Merry Christmas

  3. Poor Gloria, chopped pecans sound like a perfect topping for the pineapple cookies!

  4. Thanks for the post Carolyn! I will for sure be trying those pineapple cookies in the near future! And the fruit ones... Maybe... You did say that they are better than fruitcake...

  5. Christine, that's not MY hand! And why yes, those are poinsettias! Maybe I should fold it away and put it in a drawer. (sorry everyone else, inside joke)

    Tombstone, my Mom made that tablecloth years ago. Must be at least twenty-five years old!

    Candy, yep. Gloria kept getting the short end of the mixing spoon.

    Tiny, if you REALLY don't like fruitcake, you may still not care for these, but I did. Maybe I'm a closet fruitcake eater and don't know it!

  6. Who snitched? HMM?
    Looks delish. I think I like the thingies or maybe add chocchips? Thank you for the dear recipes and the pointsetters!

  7. I am always happy to find new cookie recipes...I seem to be stuck in a cookie rut. I may try that fruitcake one using my home-made candied orange peel instead of the mixed fruit; I have the dates.

    Happy Holidays!

  8. Nancy, that was NOT my hand, I repeat, NOT my hand!!

    gld, I was just thinking about making candied orange peel as I just bought a big ol' bag of oranges. Care to share the recipe? Maybe a blog post?? hint-hint?? hehe.