Mel's Grandma's Persimmon Cookies


1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup persimmon pulp

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon*

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, salt and spices; set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, cream the shortening with the sugar using a hand mixer. Beat in egg then beat in persimmon pulp. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until everything is combined. By hand, stir in the nuts and raisins.<