Friday, December 17, 2010
Chai-spiced Persimmon Cookies with a Lemon Glaze!
We're still making and using up persimmon puree' and it's been a lot of fun learning what flavors it goes well with. The one I keep coming back to is combining it with a chai spice mix that I got to put in the prizewinning persimmon pecan pie!
On Wednesday, I made these cookies to take to Bible study. Everyone really liked them so I decided to post the recipe on my blog. I based it off of this recipe but (of course) put my own twist on things.
Chai-spiced Persimmon Cookies with a Lemon Glaze
1/3 cup butter (I used SmartBalance)
1 cup sugar
1 egg replacement (I used a tablespoon of flax seed in 3 tablespoons of water)
2 cups persimmon pulp (ours was made from fuyu persimmons)
1 tsp baking soda
2-3 cups flour (I used almost 3 because I thought the batter was too runny)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp Chinese 5 Spice mix
1 cup craisins or fresh/frozen cranberries (I used craisins because I'm loathe to use up my hoard of frozen cranberries!)
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chai spice mix (Note: if you're just using chai spice flavoring, not the mix, you probably need only a few teaspoons) + 1-2 Tablespoons butter
(Use whatever proportions you want to create a thin or thick consistency. I made mine pretty thin by adding a little soymilk.)
Grated lemon zest for sprinkling (optional)
Directions: On stove, heat 2 tablespoons butter and add cranberries, pecans, and chai mix. Only leave on long enough for butter to melt and the cranberries and pecans are thoroughly coated. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add the "egg", persimmon pulp, and baking soda. Mix well. Sift together all other dry ingredients and add to the wet mixture. Finally, add the stovetop cranberry and pecan mixture to the batter. Shape into cookies on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes. After baked and cooled slightly, dip tops into glaze or drizzle glaze on with a spoon. Sprinkle on lemon zest for an added festive touch!
Posted by Christy Joy at 12/17/2010 07:51:00 PM