Pawpaw Cookies with Black Walnuts



  • ¾ c. pureed pawpaw pulp
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ c. butter
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c. black walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease one large cookie sheet.
  2. Peel and seed fresh pawpaws and process in a food processor until fine.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder, and set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg. Add the flour mixture and then add the pawpaw pulp. Chop half the nuts (reserve 16 pieces) and blend them in.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet and press a piece of black walnut onto the top of each cookie.
  6. Bake 12 minutes or until brown across the top. Makes about 16 cookies.

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