Persimmon cookies

November  2, 2015
2 Ratings
Photo by Jona @AssortedBites
  • Serves 25-30 pieces
Author Notes

A twist on my mom's carrot cookies recipe that has become a holiday favourite. I am not a great baker, maybe not even a good one but when the weather gets cold and the holidays are coming, I enjoy making a mess of the kitchen and explore my creativity while baking. I like to think of this cookie recipe as a home-y holiday cookie you would like to chew on when you are bored of eating just a plain persimmon. —Jona @AssortedBites

What You'll Need
  • 2 medium persimmons
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Gather all the ingredients and turn on the oven to 180 C.
  2. Start by grating the persimmons finely. They should yield about a cup.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar until the sugar starts dissolving. Add the butter and vanilla, and beat some more.
  4. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and ground cloves and add them to the mixture of eggs, sugar, butter and persimmons. Add little by little, until you get the consistency of cookie dough.
  5. Using two spoons scoop the dough into parchment paper and bake for about 30-40 minutes until golden and crisp.

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3 Reviews

cpc November 3, 2015
There's no flour listed in the ingredients. Are these some kind of gluten free recipe?
Jona @. November 4, 2015
Oops, my mistake. Just updated it :) You actually need quite a lot of it. Thanks for noticing.
Jona @. November 4, 2015
It won't let me update it, maybe because I entered it into a contest :( But you need 2 1/4 cups flour until it gets into cookie dough consistency.