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25 Days of Cookies: Ridgeway House shares inventive variation a classic cookie

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Of all the types of cookie recipes out there, drop cookies are probably the easiest to make and are infinitely versatile. Start with a basic chocolate chip recipe; add dried fruits, nuts and different flavors of chips and you can literally make dozens of variations of everyone’s favorite cookie.

The following recipe comes from Ridgway Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs, one of the nine B&Bs on the Sweet Treats Cookie Tour that will be held this Saturday, December 14 from 1-6pm.

Pineapple and White Chip Drop Cookies
Makes 5 dozen

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1-cup chopped pecans
  • 1 and 2/3 cups Hersey's Premier White Chips

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly grease cookie sheet

2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend well. Blend in pineapple and juice. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chips and pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet.

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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