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Christmas Pear Drop Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened plus 1/4 cup if using fresh pears
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 pears to equal 1/2 cup cinnamon pears (cook with butter and cinnamon if using fresh pears, or use canned pears and add a sprinkling of cinnamon)

Prep Time:

25 min

Cook Time:

15 min.



Have some beautiful Christmas pears that will go to waste if you don't eat them quickly? These Pear Drop Cookies give you the chance to create a warm, fruity cookie that has all the flavors of the season.


These cookies are part of our 2016 Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies edition; find 12+ drop cookie recipes by clicking on this article link.



Foodie Byte: You can substitute 1/2 cup of maraschino cherries, drained and chopped, for the pears. All other ingredients stay the same.


  1. First, cook fresh pears by dicing pears and adding to a skillet with 1/4 cup butter.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cook until pears are softened. Drain and set aside.
  3. OR use canned pears, drained and sprinkled with cinnamon.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Mix 1 cup butter, flour, powdered sugar together and beat until smooth.
  6. Fold in prepared pears.
  7. Drop onto cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Cool before serving.