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Persimmon Cookies


2 very ripe Hachiya persimmons, pureed
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup white sugar
½ cup butter
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Dissolve baking soda in persimmon pulp and set aside.
  3. Sift flour, spices and salt together, set aside.
  4. Cream together butter or margarine and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and persimmon. Stir in dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.