Sunday, January 1, 2012

Persimmon Cookies


Every year I get a large wall calendar from my mom courtesy of Ranch 99 supermarket. It always has pictures of pretty fruit, which I love to gaze at. The fruits always vary, but the last few years, the first fruit photograph is always of persimmons.

Technically, persimmon season is about over. I pureed the last of my batch and stuck the puree in the freezer. We also dried quite a few of them. I love eating dried persimmon slices. (For a quick tutorial on the different types of persimmons so you don’t accidentally bite into an astringent one, you can read my post here.)

The last few weeks I was trying new recipes, including these persimmon cookies. I found the recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod.

I chose to skip the icing and leave the cookies plain. It’s a new year and I need to cut some calories.. I also left out the walnuts and raisins because I know my family and they won’t touch baked goods with that stuff.

My cookie batter was more liquidy than I anticipated. It made it almost impossible to form a cookie shape. I just tried my best when portioning out the batter to make a round shape with my ice cream scooper.

Since I wasn’t adding icing, I decided to throw in some chocolate chips to add some texture and contrast for the cookies. Even though I had some problems with the batter and the cookies spread out more than I wanted, they were still tasty.

The cookies have a moist, cakey, chewy texture. The cookies received a mixed review from my family. Both my baby brother and I enjoyed them. I thought they made a perfect spice cookie. FH didn’t care for them at all though. Oh well. Can’t please everyone. I would definitely make these again.

You can view the recipe here. I followed it for the most part except I left out the icing, raisins, and I added a cup of chocolate chips to the batter.

 

8 Responses to “Persimmon Cookies”

  1. 1

    Ann P. — January 2, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Persimmon and chocolate = YUMMMmm :)

    • Kirbie replied: — January 2nd, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

      I think chocolate is a good combination with just about anything =)

  2. 2

    beti — January 2, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    I’ve never tried persimmon before but the cookies seem pretty good, so soft and with a nice color

    • Kirbie replied: — January 2nd, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

      It’s good to eat on its own, but it’s also great for cooking and baking. I love it raw in salads, or cooked in breads and cakes and cookies.

  3. 3

    Russell at Chasing Delicious — January 2, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    Wow. What a recipe! I love cookies but I haven’t tried anything like this. I will have to change that.

    • Kirbie replied: — January 2nd, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

      Yes you should check it out!

  4. 4

    Catty Critic — January 2, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    I have a bunch of persimmons my mom brought me from the Korean market. I’ve been wanting to try cooking with them but I also just love eating them plain… Yum.

    • Kirbie replied: — January 2nd, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

      Ah, I probably would be like that too. Except both my mom and aunt have trees, so it’s really like this enormous supply. Way too many to eat

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