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Walnut Hermits

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Shortening or butter
  • 2 c Brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 ts Nutmeg
  • 1/2 c Sour cream or buttermilk
  • 1 c Chopped walnuts
  • 2 c Raisins
  • 1 c Chopped dates
  • Whole walnuts


A simple cookie that goes well with a cold glass of milk.

Preheat oven to 350ø.

In a large bowl, blend together shortening or butter and brown sugar. Beat
in eggs. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add spices.
Stir in sour cream or buttermilk, then add walnuts, raisins and dates. Stir

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Top each cookie with a
whole walnut. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350ø. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Yield: 6 dozen. Louise Durman, Food Editor, The News-Sentinel, Knoxville,

Randy Shearer

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