Spicy Pear Cookies

Recipe by JamesDeansGirl
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • COOKIES: Preheat oven to 375*F.
  • Cream the butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Add the pear nectar and the egg; continue beating until well mixed (1-2 minutes).
  • Reduce mixer speed to low; stir in the flour, pie spice, and baking soda.
  • Mix until well blended (1-2 minutes).
  • Stir in the pear and pecans by hand.
  • To form each cookie, drop 1 rounded tsp.
  • of dough onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets; drop 1/2 tsp.
  • of dough next to, but not touching, the larger piece of dough.
  • Place 1 clove into the smaller piece of dough to resemble a stem.
  • Repeat with remaining dough, spacing the cookies 2" apart on the sheets.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until set.
  • Cool completely on wire racks.
  • MAKE THE FROSTING: Combine all the frosting ingredients (except the pear nectar) in a small bowl.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on low speed, adding enough pear nectar to reach desired spreading consistency.
  • Frost the cooled cookies.
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