• 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup California raisins or golden raisins
  • 1/4 Cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 Cup chopped nuts


Cream together brown sugar and butter thoroughly. Add egg, vanilla and crushed pineapple. Mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt; add to mixture. Stir in raisins, coconut and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 30%); Total Fat 5 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 20; Sodium 130; Potassium 144; Total Carbohydrate 25; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 17; Protein 2; Calcium 19; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.