Pretty and light, these are spiced cookies of the season.
“This is My Grandmothers recipe and we make several batches at Christmas every year to give to all our friends.”
2 cups ripe persimmons
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
2 eggs beaten
2 cups walnuts
4 cups flour
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup Craisins
1 cup apple juice or wine
Soak fruit in apple juice (or wine) for 20 Mins. Peel and de-seed soft, ripe persimmons and puree into a paste.
Cream with baking soda, sugar, and Crisco until creamy . Add eggs, flour, and spices and mix well. Drain fruit. Mix in fruit and nuts.
Drop by spoon on greased cookie sheet . Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Cool and ENJOY
Makes about 8 dozen + or – depending on size of spoon drop