Friday, December 20, 2013

Pineapple Cookie / Kue Nenas

source I use this pic because I couldn't find mine from last year :)

I made this cookie last year for a cookie exchange in my church. This is one of my favorite cookie during Christmas time back in my country. This cookie very common during big holiday either for Christian or Muslim ( we are one of the biggest Muslim population country in the world ). I don't know why. I think because we have lots of pineapple around :)

You can make the shape in many different variety from leaves, little ball like above ( which I usually do ).

PINEAPPLE COOKIE /KUE NENAS (about 7 dozen cookies)

1 pineapple (cut and coarsely chopped or grated)

1 cup sugar (depends on how sweet you want it)
1/2 Tbsps. cinnamon powder


In a large pot, put in the coarsely chopped pineapple, sugar and cinnamon powder on low heat. Cook until thickened. This may take 2-3 hours. Let it completely cool before used for filling if you do not use up all the pineapple filling, save it in the jar and refrigerate it, it will last for at least a month I can say. Use it for your toast, yum J

3 cups  all-purpose flour  (you may need a little more)
1/2 cup  sugar
4 sticks butter

4 eggs yolks

½ Cheddar Cheese

2 teaspoons Vanilla extract

2 egg yolks (beaten)
1 teaspoon water
2 oz. shredded cheddar cheese for sprinkle
Cloves (for decoration) – optional


1. Mix eggs  yolk, sugar and butter from low speed to high speed until  soft.  Add cheese and Vanilla Extract mix it in high speed until the cheese blended and  flour  until the  dough  quite oily and it should not stick on your hand. If you feel that the dough is still too wet, add more flour (a bit by a bit) until you get the consistency where you can work with the dough

2. Divide the dough into  7 dozens  equal size balls, depends on how big you want them. I suggest not too big as they will expand a bit when you bake. Flatten individual ball and fill about 1 tsp. of the filling  into the middle of the dough and wrap them around

3. You can shape them however you want them. Sometime you can make them shape like pineapple too but sure a lot of work so I just make the easy one J

4. Brush each cookie with the egg yolk wash

5. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray the cookie sheet with non-stick spray and bake for  20-25  minutes or  until  golden brown.


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