Pawpaw Cookies With Black Walnuts

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Pawpaw fruit (also called Ohio banana, Kentucky banana, or custard apple) grows wild in natural forests in North America. It resembles mango in shape and texture and, like mango, is chock full of vitamin C. Paired with black walnuts, pawpaw cookies are a delicious snack that you can make from locally-acquired ingredients. Who knows? You might have one of this nutritional and culinary treasure trove in your own backyard!


  1. Cream the shortening and sugar thoroughly. Add beaten egg and pawpaw.
  2. Stir in the dry ingredients, which have been sifted together, and mix well.
  3. Form into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Press into round flat shape with the bottom of a glass that has been lightly greased.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees about 10-15 minutes.