Rating: 4.21 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Great for Christmas Cookies! A spicy and moist cookie made from persimmon pulp. Raisins and nuts make them extra special.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg and persimmon pulp. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; stir into the persimmon mixture. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are firm. Let cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

42 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 5.9g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 2.6mg; sodium 28.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2004
These are wonderful cookies. I had lost my family recipe during a move and no one could tell this was not the genuine...I did have to watch the oven and bake a few minutes more...but that was probaly due to sea level....Try them you'll love them. Read More
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2015
Although there are 3 or 4 Persimmon cookie recipe's listed if you look at the ingredients they are almost identical! This one has a picture of the cookies with frosting but no mention of it in the recipe! I made them doubled the cinnamon and cloves very moist but not very flavorful. I put in lots of raisins and no nuts. I'm going to try putting some cream cheese frosting on them. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2004
These are wonderful cookies. I had lost my family recipe during a move and no one could tell this was not the genuine...I did have to watch the oven and bake a few minutes more...but that was probaly due to sea level....Try them you'll love them. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2003
An easy and very tasty soft cookie looking like an orangy hermit. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2007
love these with pecans and cranberries! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2011
As suggested by another member I used cranberries and pecans when I made this. Also I got lazy and made bars instead of cookies. Baked for 35 minutes and topped with cream cheese frosting. Delicious! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Good cookie.. Low in calories.. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2008
These are great!! Everyone loved them. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2011
these are sooo good!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2014
Just discovered we had some persimmon trees in our yard and was looking for persimmon recipes. Decided to try this one. Wow! They're awesome! I made them a little bigger than it said and they're almost like little muffins but still soooo good. Very simple and easy to make and delicious. And the house smells great! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
This turned out great! Used golden raisins and they tasted wonderful. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2015
Although there are 3 or 4 Persimmon cookie recipe's listed if you look at the ingredients they are almost identical! This one has a picture of the cookies with frosting but no mention of it in the recipe! I made them doubled the cinnamon and cloves very moist but not very flavorful. I put in lots of raisins and no nuts. I'm going to try putting some cream cheese frosting on them. Read More