Pineapple cookies are popular treats suitable for any occasion. You may shape it into different shapes for different occasions.

This pineapple tarts recipe is similar to Taiwanese pineapple cakes which are normally square shaped.

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Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

“Pineapple” shape is suitable for Chinese New Year which has the meaning of “Ong Lai” (Prosperous).

“Heart” shape cookies are suitable to be presented as a gift to your loved ones on special occasions.

 

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Yields: 30 pcs, 34 g each

Ingredients:

Ingredients for pineapple filling: (Yields: 400 g)

  • 750 g pineapple flesh
  • ¹⁄₁₆ tsp fine salt
  • 225 g sugar

Ingredients for cookie dough:

  • 265 g plain flour
  • 45 g cornstarch
  • 35 g icing sugar
  • 50 g milk powder
  • ⅛ tsp fine salt
  • 220 g cold butter
  • 50 g egg

Instructions:

For pineapple filling:

1 Blend pineapple flesh until fine, add in salt and sugar, and cook between medium-low and medium heat until thickened (about 40 minutes).

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
 

2 Transfer pineapple filling to the container, set aside to cool, then keep refrigerated for later use.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

3 Prepare 30 pieces of pineapple filling (12 g each).

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
 

For cookie dough:

1 Combine plain flour, cornstarch, icing sugar and milk powder, sieve through. Add in salt, mix well. Add in cold butter, rub butter into flour mixture. Add in egg, mix until combined.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

2 Wrap the dough with cling wrap, keep in the freezer for 15 minutes until slightly hardened.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

3 Divide dough into 30 pieces (22 g each).

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

Making pineapple cookies:

1 “Sweet Heart” Pineapple Cookies: Flatten the dough into round shape with thick centre and thin sides. Top with 1 piece of pineapple filling, wrap filling with dough, put into “heart” shape mould.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

2 “Ong Lai” Pineapple Cookies: Flatten the dough into oval shape with thick centre and thin sides. Top with 1 piece of pineapple filling, wrap filling with dough, put into “pineapple” shape mould.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

3 Put onto baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, press dough with “heart”/”pineapple” shape pusher to fill into mould.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

4 Draw lines on “pineapple” shape dough with plastic knife (optional).

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

5 Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

6 Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for 25 minutes.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

7 Unmould the pineapple cookies after removing from oven, set aside to cool.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

8 Preheat oven again for baking the 2nd batch. Rinse the hot moulds with water and dry with kitchen towels, prepare the 2nd batch.

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

9 “Ong Lai” Pineapple Cookies vs. “Sweet Heart” Pineapple Cookies: Different Shape for Different Occasion

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

Pineapple Cookies: “Ong Lai” Vs. “Sweet Heart”

Pineapple cookies are popular treats suitable for any occasion. You may shape it into different shapes for different occasions.
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Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 35 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Taiwanese
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 114 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 pineapple tart mould

Ingredients
 
 

For pineapple filling: (Yields: 400 g)

  • 750 g pineapple flesh
  • 1/16 tsp fine salt
  • 225 g sugar

For cookie dough:

  • 265 g plain flour
  • 45 g cornstarch
  • 35 g icing sugar
  • 50 g milk powder
  • tsp fine salt
  • 220 g cold butter
  • 50 g egg

Instructions
 

For pineapple filling:

  • Blend pineapple flesh until fine, add in salt and sugar, and cook between medium-low and medium heat until thickened (about 40 minutes).
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Transfer pineapple filling to the container, set aside to cool, then keep refrigerated for later use.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Prepare 30 pieces of pineapple filling (12 g each).
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

For cookie dough:

  • Combine plain flour, cornstarch, icing sugar and milk powder, sieve through. Add in salt, mix well. Add in cold butter, rub butter into flour mixture. Add in egg, mix until combined.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Wrap the dough with cling wrap, keep in the freezer for 15 minutes until slightly hardened.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Divide dough into 30 pieces (22 g each).
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

Making pineapple cookies:

  • “Sweet Heart” Pineapple Cookies: Flatten the dough into round shape with thick centre and thin sides. Top with 1 piece of pineapple filling, wrap filling with dough, put into “heart” shape mould.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • “Ong Lai” Pineapple Cookies: Flatten the dough into oval shape with thick centre and thin sides. Top with 1 piece of pineapple filling, wrap filling with dough, put into “pineapple” shape mould.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Put onto baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, press dough with “heart”/”pineapple” shape pusher to fill into mould.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Draw lines on “pineapple” shape dough with plastic knife (optional).
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for 25 minutes.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Unmould the pineapple cookies after removing from oven, set aside to cool.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • Preheat oven again for baking the 2nd batch. Rinse the hot moulds with water and dry with kitchen towels, prepare the 2nd batch.
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape
  • “Ong Lai” Pineapple Cookies vs. “Sweet Heart” Pineapple Cookies: Different Shape for Different Occasion
    Pineapple Cookies Pineapple shape Heart shape

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Notes

This recipe yields 30 pieces of pineapple tarts. (34 g each)
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 pineapple tart.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 222IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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