Cream in large bowl:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix well.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup ground nuts
1/2 cup drained crushed pineapple
Drop by scant teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.
While warm, place half of a large marshmallow, cut side down onto the cookie. When cookies have cooled, ice with the following frosting.
Cook 1 cup milk and 5 tablespoons flour in a saucepan until thick. Cool completely.
Cream 1/2 cup cold butter and 1/2 cup shortening well.
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Add the cooled milk and flour mixture and cream very well.
Add 2 tablespoons marshmallow fluff to mixture and cream again.
Roll cookies in ground nuts or shredded coconut and place a half cherry on top.
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