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Pineapple Star Cookies

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"I'm grateful my neighbor gave me this special recipe. When you see the cookies' pretty shape and savor the pineapple filling and sweet frosting, you'll know they're worth the effort."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese. Add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar rand flour; add pineapple. Cook over low heat until mixture is thickened, stirring frequently. Cover and refrigerate. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into 3-in. squares. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. To form star, make a 1-1/4-in. cut from each corner toward center (do not cut through center). Place 1/4 teaspoon of pineapple filling in the center of each. Fold every other point toward the center, overlapping pieces; press lightly to seal. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. For frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with walnuts.


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These cookies are AMAZING! I have been making them for the past three years at Christmas time and every year right before Christmas my family asks when I will be making these. They are such a hi...

These cookies came out fabulous and were indeed worth the effort. A few tips: -Make sure to boil the pineapple mixture (takes a while on med low heat) before chilling - that way it thickens up n...

They turned out fine, but i guess it was just not what i was thinking. They reminded me of cookies you'd see at a nursing home, just perfect shaped!

This has become a favorite treat at Christmas time. Fun to make and you need to double the batch - they go fast!

these cookies were disappointing. The pineapple had little flavor, and did the dough. they were pretty though. maybe with some flavored icing?