Stephanie Morris


This is the information I found on the Internet about Hermits:
Hermits originated in Cape Cod in Clipper Ship days. They went to sea on many a voyage, packed in canisters and tucked in sea chests.
However, I like them dipped into milk or coffee and they would never last long enough to take on a voyage...I would eat them all on the way to the airport!


★★★★★ 2 votes

7- 8 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2
  • 1/2
    cold coffee
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
    seeded raisins
  • 1 1/4 c
    chopped nuts (any variety)

How to Make Hermits


  1. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. Stir in coffee. Measure flour by dipping or by sifting. Stir dry ingredients together; blend into shortening mixture. Mix in raisins and nuts. Chill dough at least 1
  2. Heat oven to 400. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Makes 7 to 8 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies.

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About Hermits

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern

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