Persimmon Cookies


1 cup Persimmon puree
1 tsp. soda
1 cup (2cubes) margarine or butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 T. orange juice
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. cloves
¾ cup chopped nuts (optional)


Mix through the persimmon puree and soda; let stand while creaming together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, lemon juice, and orange juice.

Then add persimmon puree and mix until blended.

Sift Flour; measure and sift again with baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Gradually blend in to creamy mixture; add nuts and mix first until well blended. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes or until browned.