Persimmon Christmas Cookies

Persimmon Christmas Cookies

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Try this fruity twist on a classic spice cookie this holiday season.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 C. shortening
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 C. persimmon pulp
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 C. flour, divided
  • 2 C. chopped nuts
  • 1 C. mixed candied fruit
  • 1 C. shredded coconut

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Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, blending thoroughly. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, persimmon pulp, lemon juice and vanilla.


Mix 1 C. flour with nuts, candied fruit and coconut. Add remaining flour to persimmon mixture, blending thoroughly. Add nut mixture, blending thoroughly. Add nut mixture. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Yield: 4-5 dozen

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