Nana's Persimmon Cookies

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Serves: Makes 2 dozen
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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

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Genny Miller Recipe
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Member Since Jan 2012
Genny's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Mix together sugar, butter, persimmon, egg, and vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients in separate bowl: Flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
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.

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user Terri Deleon Terri_Deleon - Oct 19, 2012
Just noticed the persimmon was omitted in the recipe instructions. Is it added to the sugar mixture before the dry ingredients?
user Genny Miller gendee - Oct 20, 2012
Oops..sorry about that, Terri. The persimmon is added to the sugar mixture. Thank you for bring this oversight to my attention. Have a great day!
user Genny Miller gendee - Feb 24, 2013
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user Cindy Eggleston Cindybug56 - Oct 27, 2013
Is the butter melted or softened?
user Genny Miller gendee - Oct 27, 2013
Hi Cindy,
The butter is softened. Hope this helps.:)

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