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Perfect Pear Cookies Recipe

Delicious, soft and chewy cookies made with just the right amount of shredded bartlett pears are a real unexpected treat. Give this easy to make pear cookies recipe a try the next time you have pears on hand.

Pear cookies set up on a plate.

Delicious Cookies Made from Pears

With two large pear trees growing in our backyard, we are always thinking of creative and delicious ways to use the ripe bartlett pears. Although we mostly make fresh homemade pear pies, canned pears or sweet pear juice, I love this cookie recipe option just as well.

The cookies are soft and chewy with just the right amount of natural sweetness.

Hand holding an open pear cookie.

If Using Juicy Pears

When preparing the dough, it if appears to be too runny, add a bit more flour, about 1 tbsp at a time until the consistency improves. But if the pears are not very juicy, then extra flour won’t be needed. Additionally, the dough can be placed in a resealable freezer-safe bag and stored in the freezer until you are ready to bake a fresh batch of cookies. Cookies always taste best right out of the oven so I love that this dough freezes well.

Perfect Pear Cookies Recipe

Jane and Sonja
Delicious and chewy pear cookies recipe with chocolate chips.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 13 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Croatian
Servings 2 dozen


  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bartlett pear, shredded fine
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semi sweet


  • Mix egg, sugar and vanilla sugar.
  • Melt butter and leave it to cool for 1-2 minutes before adding to mixture.
  • Mix all together. Add salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • Add in pears by hand and mix just until coated.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Chill in the fridge for half an hour to one hour.
  • Use a tablespoon to spoon dough onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 365F for 13 min.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Create icing for added flavor by combining 1/4 cup of icing sugar with 1/2 tbsp milk and drizzle over top of cookies.
Keyword chocolate, cookies, pears
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Close up of pear cookies.

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Thursday 14th of September 2023

These are really good but I’m with Lynne below that mine baked up very flat and sticky. I doubled the recipe and used 3 cups brown sugar and 3.5 cups flour. I used fresh ripe pears.

I did refrigerate for about 1.5 hours since I had a larger amount of dough and all the action from the baking powder was gone by then.

I’ll try them again but try using softened, not melted butter, increase the flour to 4 cups, and not refrigerate them.


Wednesday 9th of August 2023

I followed your recipe to the letter. Something must be wrong. Please double check the amounts of each ingredient that you wrote down because they did NOT turn out well. The cookies are flat and runny. Was it because I used frozen fresh pears?

Jane and Sonja

Thursday 10th of August 2023

Hi Lynne. Thank you for leaving a comment. We will double check but looking at the recipe again, I'm wondering if it we mixed up the flour and brown sugar quantities. Our sincere apologies. The frozen pears will have more moisture but shouldn't make that much of a difference. -Jane

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