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Spicy Pear Cookies

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

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

servings 299 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings (30 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and mix until smooth. Spoon icing over coookies.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 299 calories; 9.2 g fat; 52.9 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 29 mg cholesterol; 104 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good. Pears gave a light, sweet flavor while the spices added body. Yummy.

Most helpful critical review

Good cookie for the fall. I just had one out of the oven. I made it without the frosting.

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Very good. Pears gave a light, sweet flavor while the spices added body. Yummy.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Not sure what I did wrong, but the dough came out very crumbly. There was no way that it could have been "dropped" at all. I made it into a bar cookie, but that came out more cake-ish, and too...

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 prett...

Good cookie for the fall. I just had one out of the oven. I made it without the frosting.

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 plent...