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Cranberry Persimmon Cookies

 Cranberry Persimmon Cookies
During the holidays, I bake double batch after double batch of these moist drop cookies. Dotted with dried cranberries and pecans, the cake-like treats never last long.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup mashed ripe persimmon pulp
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins


  • Place persimmon pulp in a food processor; cover and process until
  • smooth.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in eggs and persimmon. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon,
  • salt, nutmeg and cloves; stir into persimmon mixture. Stir in pecans
  • and cranberries.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool
  • for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4
  • dozen.

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Cranberry Persimmon Cookies (continued)

Raisin Persimmon Cookies: Substitute walnuts for the pecans and raisins for the dried cranberries.