I took this photo when Olivia was 4 years old. She is standing on her bed. This is the icon of her patron saint, who is remembered on March 5 (which is March 18, new calendar...today). St. Oliva is an early Christian martyr whose relics are in Brescia, Italy in the church of St. Afra.
She chose a few girls from church to invite over later on today...we will have sorbet and these cookies together to celebrate.
Pineapple coconut drops
9 oz. crushed pineapple (and juice)
1 c. oil
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 t. baking soda
1 c. coconut
Mix together the pineapple, oil and sugar, then add the dry ingredients (mixed together well first, no one wants a clump of baking soda! I've done it before in haste...ew!). Chill dough for 1 hour (I usually omit this part). Drop on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper for ease, if desired) and bake for 10 minutes at 400'F.
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