Persimmon Cookies

Persimmon Cookies created by Absinthe27

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.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening. Add the persimmon pulp and egg. Set aside.
  • Sift together the flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Combine dry ingredients with persimmon mixture and blend well.
  • Add raisins and nuts.
  • 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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"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."
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  1. Lisa B.
    One cube butter, not shortening. Reduced sugar to one cup. Extra nuts. Yum!
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  2. Anonymous
    Persimmon Cookies Created by Anonymous
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  3. Anonymous
    Delicious. Was not sure how they were gonna turn out 1st time I ever made them and I really like them
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  4. Gayle C.
    Wow!!! These are just coming out of the oven!!! They are out of this world wonderful!!!!!!! Tiny little treasures! Do not bother with a "single batch'!!! Double it up for sure! Thank You!
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  5. Renee S.
    Kids loved these and husband said they were THE BEST persimmon cookies he's EVER had (the 1st time my anything was better than his mom's ). So thank you for that little victory which is really a big deal!!
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