Pear Oatmeal Cookies

"A quick and tasty drop cookie. Pears make these really moist."
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Ready In:
48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Cream butter w/ brown sugar.
  • Beat in dry ingredients.
  • Drop by teaspoonsful on to greased cookie sheets.
  • Sprinkle w/ sugar.
  • Bake 15 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. sf27shirley
    At what point are the chopped pears added?


  1. Lisa B.
    I loved this recipe. I made it gluten free and added dark chocolate chips to half. They are great and I am sure my clients will love them too. Thank you. I added baking soda like suggested but might try without next time just to see.
  2. neurosakura
    Yummy! These cookies are so good. I added 1/2 tsp. baking soda as koolqlt suggested. The first cookie sheet I made just like the above recipe, the second sheet I added chopped crystalized ginger to, the third and final sheets I added semi-sweet chocolate chips along with the ginger. I also grated the pears since they weren't quite ripe. The cookies were moist and delicious!
  3. koolqlt
    These cookies were great out of the oven, and even better after a short time in a sealed container. I did not see any leavening in the recipe so I added 1/2 teaspoonful of baking soda. Yesterday's batch was gone in less than 5 hours, so I'm set to make a double batch today. Great way to use up the pears from my tree. Thanks!
  4. jellie
    This made almost 60 cookies for me. I substitued 1/4 cup of the butter with applesauce. The resulting mixture seemed really dry, so I added some more. I also added butterscotch chips to some and chocolate chips to others. I used fresh pear, which didn't soften as much as I thought it would. Maybe it would be better grated. Novel idea though and pretty tasty.
  5. mjs8145
    I want to ask if there is an ingredient missing, like flour???? Without flour, these are messy funny-looking lumps....even with the flour I added later, still not as I had hoped, but thanks for the idea!!!! [Editor's Note: this recipe was updated on 9/8/02 based on these comments]


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