Delicious, rich flavor with or without frosting. Top with walnut halves for a fancy touch.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In large bowl, beat margarine and sugar untill smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger; mix into batter. Stir in chopped pears, chopped nuts and raisins.

  • Drop about two inches apart by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets and bake 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center springs back when lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  • Combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and mix until smooth. Spoon icing over coookies.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

298.8 calories; 3 g protein; 52.9 g carbohydrates; 28.7 mg cholesterol; 104.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (54)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
Very good. Pears gave a light sweet flavor while the spices added body. Yummy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2009
Good cookie for the fall. I just had one out of the oven. I made it without the frosting. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
Very good. Pears gave a light sweet flavor while the spices added body. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
Very good. Pears gave a light sweet flavor while the spices added body. Yummy. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2004
Yummy! What a great way to use up pears! I added lots more cinnamon and ginger zest of an orange and golden raisins. I omitted the walnuts for my two year old but they would've been great too. Hubby and child loved it - I'll definitely make this one again!!! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
Very good recipe. I did change part of it. I used 1/2c WW flour and 1c white. No nuts(allergies) added another diced pear. Did not use the icing (allergies again). The cookies were sweet enough that it does not need the icing. Next time I will reduce the amount of sugar. Thank you for the recipe! Perfect way to use up extra pears.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2010
These tasted really good but as previous reviewers stated they were pretty soft and moist... wet really! It might've been my juicy (over-ripe?) pears tho will try "drier" pears next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2010
Very much a favorite at our house. I tend to use a bit more pears and then bake it as a bar cookie. But either way it's delicious and my kids gobble it up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2006
Excellent moist soft cookies. I omitted the walnuts as my son is too young to eat them yet but we all loved them! Think they would be just as good without the glaze as this made them a little less cookie like. I also feel that when I bake them again I will leave them for longer (I baked them for 20mins anyway) to make them easier to hold as they just wanted to fall apart. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2009
Good cookie for the fall. I just had one out of the oven. I made it without the frosting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2011
These are pretty good. Spicy with a nice pear flavor when you bite into a pear. These are definitely more of a cake like cookie so keep that in mind. I actually think they'd make some pretty awesome muffins truth be told so I think I'll try that next. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
I am not usually of fan of soft cookies but these were great. I used dark brown sugar and dried cranberries instead of raisins. They were so moist. I did not use the glase as they were plenty sweet on their own. Very nice change from the oatmeal raisin. Excellent autumn cookie. Read More
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