Persimmon Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by cookiedog

After making 3 different types of persimmon cookies today, these were clearly the favorites. Katherine Hakins Armstrong won the Indianapolis Star's 2005 Holiday Cookie Contest with this recipe. I used a mixture of chopped dates, dried apricots, and raisins, as I did not have enough raisins to make 1 cup. You may want to reduce the oven temperature as I found my cookies darkened too quickly at 375. I would also suggest using a lightly greased cookie sheet. Recipe listed is the original recipe.

Top Review by cyndy13_12772970

This is the second year I have used this recipe. I substituted butter for the shortening, other than that I followed the recipe exactly. I used my Cuisinart and used the butter out of the refrigerater. My son was a Chef in a nice restaurant last year. After the Executive Chef had my cookies, he added them to the menu last winter. EXCELLENT Cookies!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening. Add the persimmon pulp and egg. Set aside.
  2. Sift together the flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
  3. Combine dry ingredients with persimmon mixture and blend well.
  4. Add raisins and nuts.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and dip in powdered sugar.

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