four persimmon cookies on plate

Fall's Best Persimmon Cookie

Let your persimmons or Kaki's ripen, then get busy and make some cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter soft and cut in pieces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup persimmon pulp
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 to 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 200 Celsius
    Get the pulp from the ripe persimmon by cutting the top off and scooping it out with a spoon.  About 2 persimmon's = 1 cup of fruit. 
  • Combine your butter, sugar, egg, and pulp and mix until well combined.
    butter sugar eggs and persimmons pulp
  • Assemble the dry ingredients together, including the spices. 
    mix together with the wet.  You'll notice the dough is a bit different than what you're used to.  I used a large spoon to spoon the dough on the baking sheet. 
    Dry ingredients and spices
  • Bake for 15 min., or until golden. 
    persimmon cookie
  • Take out, let cool before serving.
    half a persimmon cookie