Friday, October 16, 2009

Recipe Friday

With the holidays in the horizon, I have been feeling a little sentimental lately. It has been one year and eight months since the passing of my beloved Grandmother Norma (L). I miss her deeply and think of her everyday. She was robbed, in my opinion, by the deadly disease of dementia at the age of 81. Her sister Aunt Kay (C) is fighting the disease too and is currently in a care home. Aunt Midge (R) is all we have left of the ten brothers and sisters of the Gallino Family that can spend holidays with us.

One of my favorite recipes that my Grandma Norma made was Persimmon Drop Cookies. Grandma Norma wasn't much of a cook, being at the younger range of siblings, she was responsible for watching the older siblings children. But when she did cook/bake it was something we all loved. During the fall and winter, it was almost unheard of not to smell the freshly baked Persimmon cookies in her house. I am posting the recipe for all to enjoy this holiday season.

Persimmon Drop Cookies

1 cup persimmon pulp 2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar ½ tsp. ground cloves
½ cup butter ½ tsp. nutmeg
1 egg beaten 1 cup nuts
½ tsp. salt 1 cup raisins

Beat till creamy: pulp, soda, sugar & butter

Add: egg & beat well

Sift flour & spices

Add: flour, raisins & nuts to creamy mixture

Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet

Bake 375° 12-15 min. Makes 3-4 dozen

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