Oatmeal Pear Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lynelle Caldwell

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@caldwell1932

When I lived in L.A. there was a bakery who made Oatmeal Pear Chocolate Chip Muffins. Over the years I have worked to turn them into a cookie. I have finally got it right. These are my husbands favorite fall cookie.


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Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The pear adds such a wonderful moistness to these scrummy cookies... soft and delicious!

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
cinnamon (i use 1 tbl)
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 c
shortening, butter flavor
1 1/2 c
sugar
4
eggs
2 c
oats, quick cooking
2 c
pears without skin (chopped)
1 c
chocolate chips
1 c
walnut pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture until well blended. Fold in the walnuts, oats, pears and chocolate chips. Drop dough by spoonfuls about 2 inches onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (or until lightly browned) in the preheated oven. Let cool on wire rack

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #oatmeal, #cookie, #pear