|Two layers of delightful fresh fruit from Susie's tree|
Did you know persimmons are from China and the trees can grow to be 25 feet? They're full of vitamin A and C and beta carotene. Susie Mac tells me they're also fiber licious.
|Aren't they gorgeous? We were compelled to unwrap the top row and put them in a bowl|
I'm not sure I've seen such a fine packing job. (I won't even talk about the Amazon returns guy at Kohl's who was chucking carefully repacked packages vaguely towards a table in the corner.)
|Oliver wanted a boost up to check it out|
There were two layers of these beauties, individually wrapped and screaming to be used in a delectable (but healthy) Christmas cookie recipe.
I found something I liked right away and thanks to Rebecca from Strength & Sunshine and her Vegan & Gluten-Free White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies I learned about sugar substitutes from Swerve.
|These must be for me|
This will be my first solo baking effort since I found out I had diabetes last March. Here's the recipe I'm going to use.
PERSIMMON COOKIES from Two Peas & Their Pod with sugar substitutes
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup Swerve granular sugar replacement
1 cup persimmon pulp
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins
2 cups Swerve confectioners sugar replacement
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
-Preheat to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
-In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
-In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, beat in persimmon pulp, egg and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour, fold in the walnuts and raisins.
-Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
-Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes or until cookies are brown around the edges.
-Let cool for five minutes then remove to wire rack.
-For orange glaze combine the confectioners sugar substitute, orange juice and zest in medium bowl. -Whisk until smooth.
-Dip the cookie tops into the glaze and twirl the cookie.
-Set cookies back on wire rack for glaze to harden.