Apple Hermits

Apple Hermits

Aunt Mikie 1

"This is a moist and cake like, spicy, nutty, apple cookie."

Ingredients 1 h 18 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 77 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Mix in sugar and egg. Stir in flour mixture, and mix thoroughly. Fold in nuts, apples, and raisins.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar with milk to make a thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
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Megan Wasden Robinson

I'm sure this recipe is fantastic the way it's written, because we liked it with my changes. We're dieting at our house and this seemed like a fairly healthy cookie, so I made the following revisions to make it healthier: whole wheat flour, 2T butter, 1/2 c. applesauce, Splenda brown sugar, 1/2 c. pecans, 2T Cinnamon plus spice blend. I soaked the raisins which helps add moisture to the mix and used an electric chopper to get a finer chop on the apple. They do have to be formed by hand. They are a sweet, moist cookie with a good flavor. We skipped the glaze because they don't need it. I made a few w/out raisins & nuts for my young girls and they ate them. And my husband who is picky w/ treats said they tasted healthy, but were really good. Happy to have found this recipe. Thanks!

Chef Joy

HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: This is wonderful for toddler playgroups because it's healthy & about the only yummy dish that doesn't contain something someone is allergic to (obviously there's no need to add nuts)! The kids all prefer craisins, and don't complain when I use wheat flour! If you do add nuts, pecans tend to have more flavor in cookies, so we choose that over walnuts. We soak our raisins/craisins in warm water while I'm getting the other ingredients ready which allows them to become nice and fluffy to bring out their flavor instead of biting down on dry fruit you can barely taste. I've also done this several times w/o cloves. We love sweets in this house, but can't imagine turning this healthy cookie into something that's not by adding the unnecessary glaze. This turns out to be really soft and we prefer to store this in the fridge or eat right away. We found no need to use parchment paper especially if you have any decent baking sheet. One of the few recipes on this site that is delicious w/o a bunch of revisions.


These cookies are delicious. Very moist and chewy. I also made them into bars once when I was in a hurry. Worked out well.