This tasty summer dessert recipe comes from reader Phyllis Larsen of San Francisco, California.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

For the Cookies
For the Filling

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make the cookies: In a food processor, pulse togetherflour, confectioners' sugar, and butter until large clumps form. With the motor running, pour in pineapple juice and then vanilla; process until dough just comes together (about 30 seconds).

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  • Transfer dough to a floured surface; roll out to a 12-inch round. With a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out rounds. Gather scraps; roll and cut out more rounds (to make about 20).

  • Place rounds on a baking sheet; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake until golden brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet.

  • Meanwhile, make the filling: In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish, arrange fruit in layers, sprinkling each layer with sugar; do not stir. Cover; microwave on high until nectarines are soft and juice has collected in the bottom, about 5 minutes. Uncover carefully; let cool.

  • To assemble, place a cookie in the bottom of each of six small serving dishes. Dividing evenly, spoon filling into dish. Top with another cookie, and garnish with mint, if desired.

Cook's Notes

This recipe makes about 20 cookies, but you need only 12 for the parfaits.

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2017
Gluten-free variation: omit wheat flour and use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white rice flour, 1/4 cup millet flour and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Increase vanilla to 3/4 teaspoon and confectioners sugar to 3 tablespoons.
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09/18/2008
What is wrong with you people? You are so rude I can't believe it. So someone made a mistake. Is that the end of the world? Does it give you the right to mouth off in such an inconsiderate way. I read the directions and couldn't figure out what you were all complaining about. Maybe it's YOU who has the problem . . . not MSO. Come on . . . you can point out a mistake and still be nice!!!
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09/17/2008
make cookies????? directions please would help come on martha we expect better from you
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09/16/2008
This is the stupidest recipe I've ever seen. Am I supposed to just throw everything together and come up with the cookie? I'm not going to try until this recipe is fixed.
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09/15/2008
Where are the directions for "Make the cookies"?? I need more help, please!
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09/15/2008
Martha, Martha, Martha. "Make the cookies?"
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09/14/2008
These cookies look like they are cut-outs or slice-and-baked styles...is that the case?
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09/14/2008
Someone forgot to edit this recipe; it definitely needs clarification!!
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09/14/2008
Prepare dough and place rounds on a baking sheet!!! What kind of directions are those? Surely we can expect better.
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09/14/2008
"Prepare dough" doesn't really say much. Although the ingredients are included, this is a recipe, and instructions are necessary.
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09/14/2008
To make cookies that look like this, they appear to be rolled and sliced, maybe after refrigeration? Help! I think some of the directions are missing on this!
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09/14/2008
Obviously the dough is rolled out and cut out with a round cookie cutter. I agree that the directions are too vague, not all readers are pros in the baking department but good everyday cooks who like to have complete directions.
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09/14/2008
How about a few more directions on the making of the cookies?
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09/14/2008
How do you make the cookies? They sound good but are they dropped or rolled and in what order do you make the dough.