Persimmons Cookies

  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 24
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 60m
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Persimmons referred to as  ”the fruit of the Gods,” are a perfect fruit and can be used in jellies and baking. But most will agree ti best way to enjoy is right off the tree.

Recipe is an adaptation from Mrs. Mae Cox Sweetlake LA


  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Persimmon pulp soft and mushy
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • PAM or shortening spray


Step 1

In a medium bowl, mix ingredients in order given

Step 2

Lightly spray a cookie sheet with a shortening such as PAM

Step 3

Drop by large teaspoonful and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cookies will not spread.

Step 4

Cool on rack.

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