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Persimmon Cookies

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

Persimmon cookies


This is my first blog post on this new platform. My hopes are that eventually I will move all of my high performing posts from blogspot that I've had since 2009. I'm publishing this recipe to see how it appears on the site. I hope you bookmark it for next season!

Enjoy this seasonal favorite. This is my go-to recipe using Hachiya persimmons.

I buy extras when they're in season and freeze them! I like to enjoy this treat when it's no longer Hachiya persimmon season!


4-5 Hachiya persimmons pureed

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter (room temp)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt (can omit if butter is salted)

Optional: nuts of your choice (add in the batter) or on top when baking with a pinch of cinnamon and sugar

The best way to prepare persimmons is freezing them then letting them thaw. You can also let them ripen on the counter. This may take a few days so if you're in a hurry, freeze them! Use a pairing knife and peel the skin, throw the persimmons in the blender and puree. Bring the puree to room temperature, if cold, before using them in this recipe. 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. After prepping the persimmons, mix the sugar, egg, softened butter, and vanilla. 

  3. Add in the pureed persimmons. The cookies will be much better if you use at least 4 persimmons. One time I only had 3 and they weren't the same.

  4. In a separate bowl, prepare the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and stir until combined.

  5. Add the dry mixture a half cup in at a time. 

  6. Fold in the optional ingredients.

  7. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drop the batter using an ice cream scoop about an inch apart. The cookie batter should not spread.

  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

When was the last time you've eaten a persimmon cookie? Did you enjoy it? If not, give this recipe a try! Leave a comment below.

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