Today was a somewhat stressful day for me. Nothing in particular happened. I just let stuff get the best of me. As I stood in my kitchen, distressed over my lack of attention to the emptying cupboards, I noticed the beautiful persimmons ripening on my counter. I had a recipe for persimmon cookies open on my browser for days and decided to finally take a crack at cooking with this mysterious fruit. And what better way to renew my sense of calm than with the sweet smell of baking.


Like I said, I’ve never cooked with persimmons before and I was excited to embark on this new adventure in the kitchen. I found a simple recipe on

pureed persimmon

I made a few changes, as I always do. Nixed the cloves. Cranberries instead of raisins. I wish I had forgotten the walnuts but I’ve got more fruit so I’ll go that route with the next batch.

flour mixture

mixing wet ingrediants

The end result…warm, delicious bites of serenity that I have to share and enjoy.

persimmon cookies

I’m not sure if it was the baking or the two cookies I ate, but I do feel better. Thanks to both!