This is a great spice cookie that we usually enjoy during the winter holidays (autumn to Christmas).
I found some nice looking persimmons while grocery shopping last week and since they are not grown in North America and rarely imported here during the warmer months, I thought I’d grab some and make these cookies one last time before the summer.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup blended (puréed) persimmon pulp (about 3 persimmons)
- 3/4 cup sultana raisins
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Toast pecans for 2 minutes or until very lightly toasted. Set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla then mix well.
- In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
- Mix the flour mixture into creamed sugar mixture and mix well on low.
- Add the persimmon pulp, raisins, toasted pecan, and mix well.
- Drop by the spoonful on a parchment lined cookie sheet. There is no need to flatten the cookies as they will flatten on their own.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let sit for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool.
- When blending the persimmons, peel them like a kiwi. Just remove the skin and you can use everything else. I used a blender and mixed them until there weren't many little chunks left.
- When the cookies come out of the oven, they will look puffy and roundish. Let them sit for a few minutes, then transfer them over to a wire rack. They will deflate on their own and will turn into moist, chewy cookies.
- Makes about 30 cookies.
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