Pear Granola Cookies

Desserts, Snacks.
Cookies with a double dose of fiber...fresh pears and granola! The addition of fresh pears adds natural moisture to this soft and chewy cookie. 

Pear Granola Cookies


Quantity Ingredients
1-2 fresh, ripe Anjou or Bosc pears
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups granola
1/2 cup raisins


1. Core and finely chop pears to equal 1-1/2 cups. 2. In a medium- sized bowl cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Stir in pears. 3. Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture and mix until smooth. Stir in granola and raisins. 4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F, 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on racks. 

Source: USA Pears website at