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Oatmeal Ginger Pear Cookies

Try these delicious treats that we served at our open-to-the-public Staff Lunch this week. You can also purchase a quart of the cookie dough frozen in our Dinners on Demand freezers. Talk about a simple and yummy treat to have around the house!!

Oatmeal Ginger Pear CookiesOatmeal Ginger Pear Cookies

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
  • 1 cup pears, fresh, chopped (or dried)
  • 1 cup Craisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl add flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Mix well and set aside.

In a large electric mixer bowl add butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture and mix well. Add oats, pears, and Craisins; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Place in oven to bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 1 minute on cookie sheets; then remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Click here for the recipe for the Quiche we served at this lunch…

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