Persimmon Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen


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2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup persimmon pulp, pureed
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup finely chopped dates
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg in a small mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture alternately with persimmon puree, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010