Genny Miller Recipe

Nana's Persimmon Cookies

By Genny Miller gendee


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Makes 2 dozen
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Genny's Story

When I was a little girl, my sweet Portuguese Grandmother used to make these moist and delicious cookies for my two brothers and me. We always looked forward to eating them, and it was such a special treat. To this day when I bake these cookies the wonderful aroma brings me right back to grandma's kitchen. Such fond memories that I will always treasure.

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1
cube butter (1 stick), softened
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
persimmon pulp, ripe (approx. 3 persimmons)
1 tsp
baking soda, heaping
1 c
walnuts, or pecan, chopped
2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
all spice
1/2 tsp
cloves
1 tsp
baking powder, heaping
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together sugar, butter, persimmon, egg, and vanilla.
2
Sift dry ingredients in separate bowl: Flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3
Add dry ingredients to sugar, butter, pulp from persimmons, egg, and vanilla mixture. Fold in nuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Or use parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Persimmon

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12 Comments

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Genny Miller gendee
Nov 16, 2013
Hi Carrie,
I'm so glad to hear that you made the cookies and that you enjoyed them! It was my pleasure to post the recipe. God bless!
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Carrie Flaspohler cflash015
Nov 16, 2013
Just made these thing morning! They are so yummy! Very moist and cake-y. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Genny Miller gendee
Nov 14, 2013
Hi Cosette,You are so welcome! I was happy to post and share my grandmother's recipe. That is correct, 1 cube of butter does mean 1 stick. Your Persimmon Pudding looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I'll have to make it soon. We love persimmons here in our household too. Happy cooking!
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Genny Miller gendee
Nov 14, 2013
Yes, Gayatri....that is correct. One cube of butter, would be a stick. Happy cooking!
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Cosette Khoryati CosetteKR
Nov 14, 2013
Thank you Genny for sharing this recipe, I'm looking forward to making it, I love persimmon and they are in season now.
I have posted a recipe for Persimmon Pudding a few months ago, check it, it's really nice:
Persimmon Pudding

Genny, when you say 1 cube butter, do you mean 1 stick of butter?
Thanks again for the recipe :)