Nona’s Persimmon Cookies Recipe

Ripe persimmons are in season during the holidays. Put them to good use in this favorite recipe from the 2014 BiteClub Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest.

persimmon cookies
Nona’s Persimmon Cookies

By Lynne Galletti

Always looked forward to the holidays as the whole family would enjoy Nona’s delicious Persimmon cookies. Hope you enjoy them as much as we have over the years. Nona has since passed but we try to keep the tradition going.
Lynne and Nadyne

1 Cup Persimmon Pulp use soft persimmons like Hachiya
1 Egg
1 Cup Sugar
½ Cup Shortening
2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Cloves
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Salt (optional)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
1 Cup Raisins
Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and baking soda.
Separate bowl mix pulp, shortening and egg
Combine with dry mixture, then add nuts and raisins
Preheat oven 350
Drop on greased cookie sheet
Cook 20 – 25 minutes
Yields 4 dozen