Spiced persimmon cookies recipe

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  • Serves 20
  • 25 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook, 10 mins to cool
  • 211 calories / serving
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These delicious spiced persimmon cookies are made with crunchy pecans and aromatic spices.

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line two baking sheets with nonstick baking paper. Mix the baking powder into the puréed persimmon and set aside. Sift the flour and spices into a bowl. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy then mix in the egg yolk and persimmon mixture and mix well together.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and fold together then add the raisins and pecans and stir well. Drop large tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking sheets, spaced well apart and bake for 15 minutes until just golden. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing and placing on a baking rack to cool completely.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 persimmon, otherwise known as Sharon fruit, peeled and pureed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 450g (1lb) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 225g (8oz) soft light brown sugar
  • 125g (4oz) butter, cubed
  • 125g (4oz) raisins
  • 4 tbsp pecans, chopped
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  • Energy 887kj 211kcal 11%
  • Fat 7.7g 11%
  • Saturates 3.4g 17%
  • Sugars 18.1g 20%
  • Salt 0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 35.3g Protein 2.8g Fibre 1.9g

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