Hermits My Favorite Recipe

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 3 logs 3" wide
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Cooking Method: Bake


3/4 c shortening (crisco)
3/4 c dark brown sugar
1/4 c dark molasses
3 c all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1 c raisins (dark or golden)
3/4 c granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cloves
1 c walnuts

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Carol Junkins Recipe
Well Seasoned
Hanson, MA (pop. 28,722)
Member Since May 2011
Carol's notes for this recipe:
So good for ya ! Love hermits, had many different recipes for them and this is the best one I have found.

Love the wonderful aroma that fills the house while cooking them. My daughter made these up tonight ~

This one came from a classmate of my husband, his wife had brought them over to us when we invited them for dinner one night! Had to have the recipe.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sugar and crisco ~ Beat in eggs ~ then add molasses and water and mix until smooth. SET ASIDE
( Some have suggested that these are to sweet and have cut the white sugar amount down. So be aware of that if you don't want them to sweet)
Flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
Add to liquid ingredients.
Nuts and raisins
Grease a large cookie sheet. Make 3 lengths about 3 inches wide. Sprinkle tops with sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Do not overcook, will be dry, check at 15
Cool and cut.

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user Linda Mitchell lindakac - Feb 6, 2012
They look so yummie.
user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Feb 6, 2012
Thanks Linda ~Eating one right now still warm, haha ~ I love em hard to stop at eating just one.
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Feb 6, 2012
Wow, I haven't heard of these before and they look amazing! So, there is no chocolate in them? What do they taste like? Or what could you compare the flavor to? So unique and different....oh what wonderful spices in there too!!
user Angela Gray angiemath - Feb 6, 2012
I am in love ! love, love , love .....I love the smell of these baking. I have all the ingredients too ! I am dying here, gotta bake these tonight ! I will take pics...Love ya Mrs. C, you always post the yummiest recipes !!!

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