Pear Granola Oatmeal Cookies

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Pear Granola Oatmeal Cookies

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.


2 fresh, ripe Anjou or Bosc Pears
¾ cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups granola
½ cup raisins


Core and finely chop pears to equal 1 ½ cups. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Stir in pears. Combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture and mix until smooth. Stir in granola and raisins. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on racks.

Yield: Makes about 4 ½ dozen cookies