Hermit Bar Cookies

Hermit Bar Cookies

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AUNT MAMIE 7

"This recipe is probably 50 years old - Mom made it for us, and now I make it for our kids - they love these bars. Enjoy!"

Ingredients

45 m servings 96 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 96 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Stir in the molasses and egg. Dissolve the baking soda in warm coffee; stir into the molasses mixture. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves; Gradually stir into the batter. Mix in raisins. Form dough into 4 long strips lengthwise on the cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheets then cut each strip into 2 inch bars while still warm.
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These were very good-- I'd just make a few changes to make them even better! Add about 3/4 cups extra flour to make sure the dough is "dough-y" enough, and chill for half an hour before trying ...

These cookies are delicious! Five tips I learned after baking them a few times: 1) Hermits are an antique cookie dating back to colonial times. White flour was not available until the late 180...

Much to my father's dismay, our local bakery outlet store (Freihofer's) discontinued making their Hermit Bar Cookies. I've tried several recipes and this comes the closest to the original. Whe...