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  • Serves: 48 Cookies


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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c Shortening
  • 1/4 c Margarine or butter;softened
  • 1/4 c Cold coffee
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 c All-purpose flour*
  • 1 1/4 c Raisins
  • 3/4 c Nuts; chopped


*if using self-rising flour omit baking soda and salt.

Hermits originated on Cape Cod when clipper ships ruled the economy.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brown sugar, shortening, margarine, coffee,
egg, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased
cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains
when touched; cool.

About 4 dozen cookies; 80 calories per cookie.

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