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Spicy Pear Cookies Recipe

Spicy Pear Cookies

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

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Original recipe makes 30 cookies Change Servings


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2003

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2009

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

Feb 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!

Jun 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. :)

Dec 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.

Mar 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.

Sep 21, 2012

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 took twice as long to cook. I like the taste, and I will probably make this again just to see if I did it wrong the first time.

Nov 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.


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.9 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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