Persimon, Cranberry & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Persimon style shot Persimon cookies

This is a lovely seasonal recipe that although it looks like it needs a lot of ingredients, you probably have a lot of them already in the cupboard at home. They are so yummy!

Spanish Persimon, Cranberry & Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 ripe Spanish Persimon
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 120g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 85g dried cranberries
  • 50g plain or white chocolate, roughly chopped, or chips
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4.

2. Finely chop 1 persimon. With the remaining 2, scoop the flesh out of their skin and purée or mash with a fork.

3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices together. Set aside.

4. Cream the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, using a hand-held electric mixer.

5. Add the egg and beat until combined.

6. Add the chopped persimon and persimon purée and mix well with a wooden spoon, then add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

7. Stir in the oats, dried cranberries, chocolate and orange zest until the mixture is a uniform consistency.

8. Using half the mixture, heap 6 spoonfuls of dough onto each of 2 baking sheets lined with greaseproof paper, and spread them out with the back of a spoon or palette knife.

9. Bake towards the centre of the oven until almost firm and golden brown, approximately 14 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Tasty Tuesdays on

Rebecca x

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  1. pollymixtures
    18th November 2014 / 11:58 am

    Oh my, that recipe sounds amazing and those photos are stunning! I would never have thought to bake with persimons. I’ll have to give this a go! X

    • 20th November 2014 / 11:07 am

      Thanks, hope you like them

  2. 18th November 2014 / 12:00 pm

    Yummo! I’ve never mixed cranberries with chocolate, what a fantastic idea

    • 20th November 2014 / 11:07 am

      Match made in heaven haha

  3. 18th November 2014 / 12:22 pm

    I would never have thought of baking with persimmons, these look gorgeous

    • 20th November 2014 / 11:06 am

      Yep they’re pretty tasty 🙂

  4. 18th November 2014 / 10:31 pm

    These look delicious, I noticed that persimon were on special offer at the supermarket today, I’ve never used them so you’ve inspired me to try! These would be perfect if you fancied linking up to my Christmas linky, ‘#festivefoodfriday 🙂

    • 20th November 2014 / 11:05 am

      OOhh I love a good linky. I’ll take a look tomorrow. Thanks x

  5. 19th November 2014 / 10:46 pm

    Photos are beautiful as ever and this recipe sounds amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    • 20th November 2014 / 11:04 am

      Thanks for hosting the link up x

  6. 20th November 2014 / 11:04 am

    I love the natural look of these, they look lovely and heathy too

    • 20th November 2014 / 11:05 am

      Thank you – they’re delicious!

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