Tuesday, November 06, 2007

another recipe for you crazy kiddos.

this is another cookie recipe that i made for autumn. pear in a cookie might seem odd, but the flavor is subtle and the cookies are soft and delicious. this recipe is great when you've got one slightly overripe pear hanging around that you don't feel like eating.

pear-pecan cookies

1/2 c. earth balance, softened
1 1/2 c packed brown sugar
egg replacer, equal to one egg - i usually use ener-g for these
1 t vanilla extract
2 c flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
1/2 t nutmeg
1 medium pear, peeled, cored, shredded on a box grater (the biggest holes)
pecan halves

preheat oven to 350 degrees. beat margarine and sugar untill smooth. beat in "egg" and vanilla. add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger. stir in pears.
drop about two inches apart by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets and bake 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center springs back when lightly touched. cool on pan for 5 minutes. press a pecan half into the center of each cookie. remove to wire racks to cool.


rani said...

pretty. i wonder if these would work with an overripe apple, or if the flavor would be too strong?

esme said...

you could try it!
you might get a little bit of a different texture. the pear pretty much dissolves into these and you just get the taste. i think an apple might stand up to baking better and you would probably get little apple bits in the cookie, which i think would be yummy.

rani said...

yeah! ok i'm going to try. will get back to you.