Pawpaw Cookies Recipe

As I pull out my Pawpaw seeds that have been cold stratified for planting this month, I’m reminded of this Pawpaw cookies recipe that had been posted in our Appalachian Cooks cooking group. Here are what the seeds look like in the Pawpaw fruit when you cut it open.

Pawpaw fruit seeds

Pawpaw Cookies Recipe

Pawpaw cookie recipe picture

Sydney said, “I believe I could enter these Pawpaw cookies in an ugly cookie contest, but they are delicious with a unique flavor..” when he talked about these unique flavored cookies in our cooking group.

Pawpaw Cookies by Sydney Ratliff

  • 1½ c. pawpaw pulp
  • ¾ c. shortening
  • 11/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. sifted flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

These are the directions for making Pawpaw cookies Sydney wrote:

Cream the shortening and sugar thoroughly. Add beaten egg and pawpaw. Stir in the dry ingredients, which have been sifted together, and mix well. Form into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Press into round flat shape with the bottom of a glass that has been lightly greased. Bake in a moderate oven about 15 minutes.

Sadly, Sydney passed away in Oct 2022. His absence has been missed in our cooking group on Facebook. We valued what he had to say and many were inspired each day by the good looking food posts Sydney would post. He loved a good BLT with any kind of mayo on it. He once said that he was only faithful to his wife in life and could choose any different mayo he wanted depending on his mood.

Mary’s Pawpaws

Here are some pictures of the Pawpaw fruits we found here on the farm this year for the first time since moving here in 2012. That just goes to show you, never stop looking! I’ve learned to hunt with my nose now that I know what they smell like. It’s unmistakable when you are walking through the woods.

Cookie Sheets

These are the cookie sheets that I use when baking cookies. I use the silicone baking sheets on them as well. Here are what those look like.

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