Persimmon Cookies With Cream Cheese Icing

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a family favorite. The recipe comes from"Old Fashion Presimmon Recipes" by Bear Wallow Books from Nashville, IN. I have been making these cookies for years and my grown children complain that now they only get them at Christmas. The prep time does not include getting the pulp ready. I am only guessing at prep time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and butter.
  2. Beat in eggs and pulp,
  3. then flour,
  4. finally other ingredients in order given.
  5. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 min in 350 degree oven.
  7. Cool and ice with Cream Cheese Icing.
  8. Refridgerate any left overs.
Most Helpful

No stars for me on this one after my first attempt. We really tried to make it work, but I think the proportion of flour to wet ingredients is off, with not enough flour for the ingredients. I checked other, similar recipes and attempted to add enough flour to make it hold together but doing this created a doughy and unappetizing cookie. I think it has potential to be a fantastic cookie, but was sorry it didn't work out for us!

Akikobay December 29, 2009

This is a great recipe,I used it twice already.The second time I made these I added chopped dates(1/2 cup and 1/2 cup golden rasins)I also used 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar and added 1 teaspoon of orange extract in the icing,it was a little bit thicker and the orange gave it an extra burst of flavor.Thanks for the recipe.

DeLancey November 16, 2009