Not only are these persimmon oatmeal cookies addictive, they’re extremely easy to make. When Persimmons are in season take advantage!
In Mid-November, the awesome Kristy of Keepin’ it Kind invited me to contribute to the virtual Vegan Cookie Swap Party that she would be hosting the whole month of December. Not only is this a great idea, I’m a huge fan of cookies; so, it really didn’t take much thinking for me to answer with a “definitely”! For this festive cookie party, I decided to make some persimmon oatmeal cookies that border on healthy and use one of the season’s best fruits, persimmons. Below is an excerpt from the post over on Kristy’s blog!
When the weather gets cooler, there’s no better way to warm your home than to turn on the oven and get to baking. Plus, when the holidays come around, cookies, cupcakes and the like make fantastic presents! Take for example, these delicious Persimmon Oatmeal Cookies; I brought these to my hairdresser as a small gift and she loved them! Well, the one that she tried. You see, she had set them in the back and kindly offered them up to a few coworkers, but they were gone within minutes. I guess you snooze you lose! 😉
JACKIE’S PERSIMMON OATMEAL COOKIES
- 1 C. Whole Wheat Flour
- 1½ C. Rolled Oats
- ½ tsp. Baking Powder
- ½ tsp. Baking Soda
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Ground Cardamom
- ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- ½ C. Warm Water
- 1 Tbsp. Ground Flaxseed
- ¼ C. Coconut Oil Room Temperature
- ½ C. Persimmon I used Fuyu
- ½ C. Turbinado Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Molasses
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- ½ C. Raisins
- ½ C. Chopped Walnuts
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom and cinnamon.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. And in a small cup, stir together the warm water and ground flaxseed and let it sit for 3 minutes.
Use a blender or food processor to pulse the coconut oil, persimmon, sugar, molasses, and vanilla together. Then, add the flax/water to the wet mixture and puree together until it has an even consistency.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine until there are no dry pockets. Fold in the raisins and walnuts into the cookie dough until even distributed.
Using two baking sheets coated with a very thin layer of coconut oil, spoon 2.5-3 Tbsp.-sized mounds of dough 1" apart. Bake for 15 mins. or more if you prefer crunchier cookies.
What are some of your favorite Holiday cookies?