Pineapple Turnovers

Chinese Sesame Cookie Recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 54 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
64 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 54
Amount per serving
Calories 64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

When chocolate chip cookies just won't do, try this delightfully tropical pineapple turnover and cookie recipe. This sweet treat is slightly out of the ordinary, but still a crowdpleaser. 


  • For the Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Milk (for glazing)
  • For the Pineapple Filling
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chinese Sesame Cookie Recipe ingredients
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  2. Mix together the sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla.

    mix wet ingredients
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  3. Stir in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

    mix wet and dry ingredients
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  4. Meanwhile, prepare the filling.

    prepare the filling ingredients
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  5. Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup of the syrup.

    drain the pineapple
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  6. Mix the sugar and flour in ​a saucepan.

    Mix the sugar and flour
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  7. Stir in the pineapple, reserved syrup, lemon juice, margarine, and a dash of nutmeg. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Cool pineapple filling completely.

    Stir in pineapple
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  8. Preheat oven to 400 F. Roll dough about 1/16-inch thick on a floured surface.

    preheat oven and roll out
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  9. Cut into 3-inch rounds or squares.

    Cut into 3-inch rounds or squares
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  10. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of filling onto one side of each circle, leaving enough of an edge to seal.

    Spoon about 1 teaspoon of filling
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  11. Fold the dough over filling and pinch edges to seal.

    Fold the dough
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  12. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

    Place cookies on cookie sheets
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  13. Bake until lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from baking sheet.

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  14. Serve and enjoy!

Chinese Sesame Cookie Recipe
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  • If using self-rising flour, omit salt and baking soda.