Soft pear cookies

    40 min

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

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    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


    Very good. Pears gave a light, sweet flavor while the spices added body. Yummy.  -  14 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!  -  08 Feb 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)