Ingredients for - Auntie's Persimmon Cookies

1. Persimmon pulp 1 ½ cups
2. Baking soda 1 teaspoon
3. Butter, softened ½ cup
4. White sugar 1 cup
5. All-purpose flour 2 cups
6. Ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon
7. Ground cloves 1 teaspoon
8. Ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon
9. Salt ½ teaspoon
10. Egg 1
11. Chopped pecans 1 cup
12. Golden raisins 1 cup
13. Confectioners' sugar 1 cup
14. Maple syrup ¼ cup
15. Melted butter 1 tablespoon
16. Vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
17. Salt ⅛ teaspoon
18. Green belt candy strips 2
19. White chocolate chips 1 cup
20. Shortening (such as Crisco®) 1 teaspoon
21. Red candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®) 36

How to cook deliciously - Auntie's Persimmon Cookies

1 . Stage

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® nonstick baking mat.

2 . Stage

Mash persimmon pulp in a small bowl and stir in baking soda to let mixture congeal.

3 . Stage

Beat white sugar and 1/2 cup butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Stir flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together in a second bowl.

4 . Stage

Mix egg into the persimmon mixture. Add persimmon mixture and flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture and stir well to combine. Fold pecans and raisins into the batter.

5 . Stage

Drop batter onto the prepared baking sheet using a medium cookie scoop.

6 . Stage

Bake in the preheated oven until slightly browned and puffy, 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire racks, about 30 minutes.

7 . Stage

Mix confectioners' sugar, maple syrup, 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl until maple glaze is smooth. Place a sheet of parchment paper under the wire rack to catch the drips. Drizzle maple glaze onto the cookie tops using a spoon. Let set until glaze hardens, about 30 minutes.

8 . Stage

Cut green belt candy into small leaf shapes using kitchen scissors. Combine white chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl and melt in the microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes.

9 . Stage

Drip some melted white chocolate over each cookie using a spoon. Place one red candy-coated chocolate piece in the middle of each cookie and add a green belt leaf to each side. Let set until frosting hardens, about 30 minutes.