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Spicy Pear Cookies

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“How cute...pear-shaped pear cookies! From a Land O Lakes booklet.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
YIELD:
36 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. COOKIES: Preheat oven to 375*F.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the pear nectar and the egg; continue beating until well mixed (1-2 minutes).
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low; stir in the flour, pie spice, and baking soda.
  5. Mix until well blended (1-2 minutes).
  6. Stir in the pear and pecans by hand.
  7. To form each cookie, drop 1 rounded tsp.
  8. of dough onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets; drop 1/2 tsp.
  9. of dough next to, but not touching, the larger piece of dough.
  10. Place 1 clove into the smaller piece of dough to resemble a stem.
  11. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing the cookies 2" apart on the sheets.
  12. Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until set.
  13. Cool completely on wire racks.
  14. MAKE THE FROSTING: Combine all the frosting ingredients (except the pear nectar) in a small bowl.
  15. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed, adding enough pear nectar to reach desired spreading consistency.
  16. Frost the cooled cookies.

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