*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
  Persimmon Cookies 1
 
 Recipe By     :K. Williams (found online)
 Serving Size  :    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1 c. sugar
 1/2 c. shortening (butter or margarine work too)
 1 egg
 1 c. persimmon pulp mixed with 
 1 t. baking soda
 1/2 t. each cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice
 1 c. chopped dates or raisins
 1 c. chopped nuts (walnuts are good)
 1-3/4 to 2 c. flour (depending on how soft you want the
              cookies)
 1 t. baking powder
 1/2 t. salt
 
 Cream shortening and sugar; add egg and mix well.  Add persimmon pulp 
 (it will be gelatinous with the soda mixed in) and dry ingredients.  
 Fold together.  Add dates and nuts last.  Drop onto greased cookie sheet 
 from spoon.
 
 Bake at 350 F for about 10 to 12 minutes--until they are as you
 like them.