Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Persimmon Cookies

Persimmon Cookies

Today is the second time in three weeks that I've made these bad boys! They will delight your taste buds so I thought I'd share the recipe. These delicious treats made their way into my family when I was in high school when my Dad decided to start baking -- One day I got home from school during the holiday season it look like the kitchen had exploded with cookies and treats! It was awesome!

Two weeks ago was my first go at making these myself and they will now become a regular Fall/Winter treat!  Enjoy the recipe as I got it from my Dad and he probably got it from who knows where...but it's in my family cookbook now so try it for yourself and enjoy them during the holidays :-D

Persimmon Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup persimmon pulp (I scooped the insides out of the skin and stuck it in a blender - easy peasy)
2 cups flour (white or wheat work; I've done 1 cup white and 1 cup wheat...if you have wheat you're trying to get rid of, use it! Works great!)
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg.  Dissolve soda in persimmon pulp (it'll harden a bit, that's fine) and add to butter mixture.  Mix well.  Add dry ingredients, raisins and nuts -- pic below.  Drop by spoonfuls onto a greases cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 mins or until lightly brown.  Smaller cookies work great for this!

consistency of dough

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