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oatmeal pear chocolate chip cookies

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Lynelle Caldwell
Durango, CO

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The pear adds such a wonderful moistness to these scrummy cookies... soft and delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For oatmeal pear chocolate chip cookies

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

How To Make oatmeal pear chocolate chip cookies

  • 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