Old Fashioned Hermit Cookies Recipe
These cookies are perfect for the cookie jar, and kids and adults alike will love eating 2 or 3 (or more) every time they pass that cookie jar. Incidentally, these cookies are great warm (donâ€™t ask me how I know), even though they are great after they sit a while. Not only are these cookies easy to make, they have an old fashioned taste that is very appealing. Itâ€™s amazing that a cookie this good could have been forgotten over the years, but now is a good time to bring it back.
About 4 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350Â°.
- Line several baking sheets with parchment or Silpat, or spray with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla and continue beating until very light.
- Measure the flour into a fine strainer set over the butter mixture, along with the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice; shake the mixture through.
- With the mixture on low speed, mix well. Add the dates, raisins, and walnuts, stirring well to incorporate.
- Using a 1" scoop, scoop balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets; press down slightly.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are set around the edges and still a bit soft in the centers.
- Remove from the oven and let sit a minute or two before removing them to cooling racks. Store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 34
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 39% Protein 6% Carb. 55%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%
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