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Pear Granola 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.

1-2 fresh, ripe Anjou or Bosc Pears
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon each baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon
2 cups granola
1/2 cup raisins

Core and finely chop pears to equal 1-1/2 cups. Cream shortening and sugar until light. Blend in egg
and vanilla. Stir in pears. Combine flour, 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 F. 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on rack. Note: Always be sure to use ripe pears.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: June 8, 2002