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Hermits II

Hermits II

Dawn West

This recipe dates back to colonial New England.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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.
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Reviews

The Lullaby League
6
2/8/2007

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 remembered them at all. These were not as flavorful/spice-filled as I remembered also the the texture was off and hermits were bars not cookies. These were ok, but they weren't hermits to me.

BMCSMITH
5
12/10/2005

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

DEAN-DEAN
5
10/22/2002

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 pleased with the results that I got with these cookies. Claudine B. - TX