My favorite cookies are Persimmon Cookies and they were my Grandma’s recipe. I would get them every fall when the persimmons would ripen on the tree and she would make them. We would sit and eat them around her table. This recipe is similar to hers since I can’t find hers – this one reminds me of the joy of holiday goodness. This is based on this awesome mom’s recipe. https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/persimmon-cookies/
FOR THE COOKIES:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup persimmon pulp (from 2-3 persimmons)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, we omitted)
1 cup raisins
FOR THE ORANGE GLAZE:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in persimmon pulp, egg, and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture until everything is combined. Fold in the walnuts, if using, and raisins.
Drop by rounded spoonful’s onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes or until cookies are brown around the edges and set. Let cool on baking sheets for five minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the orange glaze, in a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, orange juice, and zest together. Whisk until smooth. Dip the cookie tops into the glaze and twirl the cookie. Set cookies back on wire rack for glaze to harden.