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Hermits II

"This recipe dates back to colonial New England."
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Ingredients

servings 176 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium, cream the sugar and butter until light yellow and fluffy. Add the molasses, egg whites, and egg; beat well.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture until flour disappears. Fold in raisins and nuts.
  4. Drop by tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes. Lightly sift confectioners' sugar over if you like.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 176 calories; 7 g fat; 26.6 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; 24 mg cholesterol; 120 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Terrific recipe! I grew up in Massachusetts and these are exactly how I remember them from my childhood!

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I made this because one of the reviewers was from massachusetts and said it was just how she remembered them. I'm from massachusetts, lived in 2 different towns 2 cities and these are not how I ...

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I made this because one of the reviewers was from massachusetts and said it was just how she remembered them. I'm from massachusetts, lived in 2 different towns 2 cities and these are not how I ...

Terrific recipe! I grew up in Massachusetts and these are exactly how I remember them from my childhood!

Thanks, Dawn. Just baked the cookies and they are just what I was looking for as part of a gift for my son-in-law. I had a recipe for Hermits years ago but was unable to find it. I am very ple...

These were pretty good!

I made these for a school project. I thought these were really good, but I had to cook them for a minute or two longer than the recipe said, or else they were undercooked.

just baked these cookies and they came out pretty good. The only thing I would change if I made them again i the amount of raisins. There just didnt seem to be enough, but other than that they w...

The first time I ever heard of Hermit Cookies was in Grade 7 Home Economics. Everyone loved them, especially my mom. I didn't change a thing in this recipe - these cookies turned out perfect, ju...