Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hermits

A wonderful cookie for both the holidays and everyday, these are easy to make, and great as gifts.

Hermit Cookies

2 cups  brown sugar
1 cup  butter or vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1/2 cup  cold coffee
3 1/2 cups  flour
1 tsp  baking soda
1 tsp  salt
1 tsp  ground nutmeg
1 tsp  ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups  raisins
1 cup  chopped walnuts, pecans, or nuts
of your choice

Beat the sugar, butter, and eggs until thoroughly combined. Stir in the coffee. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together and
stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the raisins and nuts and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F oven just until set, 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen.

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