Soft pear cookies

Soft pear cookies


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About this recipe: These cookies are fruity, lightly spiced and totally moreish. Delightfully soft and aromatic, these cookies are embellished with cinnamon, ginger, pear, raisins and walnuts.

Cheryl Statt

Makes: 30 cookies

  • 110g unsalted butter, softened
  • 330g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced
  • 70g raisins
  • 60g chopped walnuts
  • 180g icing sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter 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 5cm apart by heaped tablespoonfuls onto baking trays and bake 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown and centre springs back when lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. Combine icing sugar and lemon juice and mix until smooth. Spoon icing over cookies.

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I found the initial batter really, really dry I couldn't have 'dropped' it anywhere except the bin, but added more pears than stated here, also wizzed two in the blender with a spot of milk and added to make batter. Next time I'll be adding more walnuts too. The final taste was ok, but the ginger really couldn't be tasted. Kinda not very "cookie"- like either. - 21 Sep 2013

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