Cinnamon Pear Cookies are a delightful balance between a shortbread cookie and a snickerdoodle. The ultimate taste of autumn and ideal for your next holiday gathering. They will satisfy many diets. They are:
- refined sugar free
Pears in Desserts
Although pears are at the top of my list for great fall fruit, this is the first recipe I have developed with pears in a dessert. Such a natural pairing, or should I say “pearing”–I can’t believe I’ve never tried this before. Pears have a delightful sweet taste that complement yet do not overpower the rest of the ingredients.
Using fully ripe pears is best as the natural sugars can fully express their sweetness.
Cinnamon Pear Cookies
These plant-based, gluten-free pear cookies gracefully combine hints of baking spice with a sweet buttery-like flavor. Wrapped in a thin crispy shell with a tender center, their delicate bite is fulfilling either alone or with a hot or cold beverage.
Oil-free Pear Cookies
Ripe pears are so juicy and fibrous that an oil-free cookie is a natural outcome. Pears are also:
- A low-glycemic fruit thanks to their generous amount of dietary fiber which slows the absorption of the sugar into the bloodstream;
- A great source of antioxidants like vitamin C;
- Rich in potassium and other vitamins and minerals.
But the benefits don’t stop there. By using almond flour, coconut flour, almond or cashew butter, and flaxseed meal they offer a generous amount of protein.
Interested in savory pear recipes? Try my Cran-Peary Brussels Sprouts. Or if you’re looking for other snickerdoodle-type recipes, try my Snickerdoodle Quinoa Cookies or my Snickerdoodle Vegan Cheesecake. And if chocolate is the name of your game, check out my Chocolate Chickpea Bark for a delicious treat that’s also loaded with protein!