Hermits with Wine4 Reviews
“Mom won five dollars for this recipe in 1933 which bought us groceries. Everyone who partakes asks for recipe. We learned of their keeping value only when she sent them to troops in Korea. Before that none of the cookies had lasted long enough for us to know if they kept well! Store separated by wax paper. Substitute dates for the raisins if desired.” - by Bob Rand
Original recipe yields 3 dozen
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place the raisins or chopped dates in a bowl and cover with white wine. Set aside to soak.
- Cream the shortening with the brown and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and lemon and or vanilla extracts.
- Stir the flour, cinnamon and salt together.
- Dissolve the baking soda in 1/3 cup of the wine and beat it into the shortening mixture. Stir in the flour. Drain the soaked raisins and stir them and the walnuts into the dough.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 10 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (18 total)
- 338 cal
- 16.7 g
- 39.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (4)Rate This Recipe
"Wonderful cookies! I am not usually fond of soft cookies or raisins, but these are good. I soaked my raisins in just enough wine to cover them, (3/4 cup instead of 2 cups), and soaked them overnight..." See more. If you get the raisins that are moist packed just for baking you will need even less wine to soak. I cut the cinnamon back to 2 tsp, but 2 1/2 tsp would have been fine. I used lemon extract and no vanilla. I would make these again."
"This recipe tasted strangely like banana bread, but not in a bad way. It was nice enough, but not good enough for me to make again...." See more"
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