Oatmeal Raisin Persimmon Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

If you can not find persimmons substitute canned apricots.

Top Review by realbirdlady

These are middle-of-the-road oatmeal-raisin cookies. Those two ingredients really overwhelm the persimmons. It's so rare that I have persimmons, that I'd prefer to use recipes that let their flavor stand out. The cookies are also quite sweet, with two kinds of fruit on top of the sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cover raisins with water in a small saucepan and boil them until they are soft; drain.
  3. In a large bowl, blend the shortening, sugars, milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Beat well.
  5. Add the flour, salt, and soda.
  6. Beat again and stir in the raisins, persimmons (or apricots), and oats.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes, taking cookies out while they are soft.
  8. Cool cookies before removing them from the baking pan.

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