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 cpacked brown sugar
3 1/2 cflour
2 1/2 cseeded raisins
1 1/4 cchopped nuts (any variety)
How to Make Hermits
- 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
- 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.