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Lena Porter's Persimmon Cookies

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Lena Porter's Persimmon Cookies (click here for recipe with metric measurements)  

This persimmon cookie recipe is from Miss Lena Porter who worked with the Pikeville Woman's Club in Pikeville, KY for well over 50 years.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup persimmon pulp
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Cup raisins
1 Cup chopped nuts

Cream the butter with the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and blend well. Stir in persimmon pulp.  Sift together the flour with soda, salt, and spices. Add the sifted dry ingredients, raisins, and nuts to the wet mixture and blend thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.  Yield: 3 to 4 dozen cookies.  VARIATION: Instead of making drop cookies you can spread the batter into 2 greased 8-inch square pans.   Recipe from Miss Lena Porter, Pikeville, KY.

Lena Porter's Persimmon Pie (metric measurements)

Ingredients:

120 g butter
200 g sugar
1 large egg
5 mL  vanilla
240 mL persimmon pulp
220 g sifted flour
5 mL  baking soda
5 mL  salt
5 mL cinnamon
2.5 mL teaspoon nutmeg
150 g raisins
150 g chopped nuts

Cream the butter with the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and blend well. Stir in persimmon pulp.  Sift together the flour with soda, salt, and spices. Add the sifted dry ingredients, raisins, and nuts to the wet mixture and blend thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 
177 C for 20 minutes.  Yield: 3 to 4 dozen cookies.  VARIATION: Instead of making drop cookies you can spread the batter into 2 greased 20 cm square pans.   Recipe from Miss Lena Porter, Pikeville, KY.