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Persimmon Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Persimmon Cookies, by , is from COOKING WITH GRANDMOTHER AND OTHERS, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mandy O'Donnell Palma
Added: Sunday, November 16, 2008


1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (4oz) unsalted butter (@room temp)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup very ripe persimmon puree
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts (I use candied walnuts)

1 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon persimmon puree
1 teaspoon grater orange peel

- Cream butter, brown sugar, vanilla & eggs in a large bowl. Add persimmon puree, stirring until blended

- Stir together dry ingredients in a separate bowl . Add dry ingredients to persimmon mixture a third at a time, stirring just until flour is incorporated. Stir in nuts

- Lay out plastic wrap on a large smooth surface. Place the cookie dough on the plastic wrap and form into a long cylindrical log, wrapping the dough completely with the plastic wrap. Place in freezer. Chill at least a couple of hours until frozen or almost frozen.

- Preheat oven to 375F. When dough is fairly solid, unwrap from plastic wrap and slice with a sharp knife, 1/4" thick rounds. Lay out cookie dough rounds on stick-free cookie sheets. leaving at least an inch between the cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies spring back when lightly touched in center. Let cool on baking racks before frosting.

- When cookies have cooled, lay out over a sheet of wax paper. Sift confectioner's sugar and then whisk with 2 Tablespoon of milk until smooth. Add 1 Tablespoon of persimmon puree and 1 teaspoon of grated orange peel and mix until smooth. Dip spoon into glaze mixture and drizzle over cookies. Let harden and serve :)

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
this isn't an original Mandy :) buuuut I LOVEEE 'em.




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