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Hermits
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 7
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The aromatic blend of spices, brown sugar and coffee has made these easy, totable cookies a popular choice for years.

Ingredients

2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup cold coffee
2
eggs
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups raisins
1
cup chopped nuts

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, coffee and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  • 3 Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
Tips  

(Total time will vary; cook or bake time is per batch.)

These sweet and spicy cookies with the unusual name are thought to be an early American creation. The clever name may have come from bakers hiding away these delicious cookies like hermits.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
25
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
(
Saturated Fat
1 g
)
Cholesterol
5 mg
Sodium
45 mg
Potassium
50 mg
Total Carbohydrate
11 g
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
)
Protein
1 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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