Hermits Recipe

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Dianne Ward


From my mother's 1946 copy of Women'n Home Companion Cookbook

Possibly the recipe being sought by a JAP member.


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  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cloves (ground)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1
    egg, well beaten
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    raisins, chopped
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1/4 c
  • ·
    for confectioner's frosting:
  • 2 c
    sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    hot water or milk, *about* 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla or almond flavoring

How to Make Hermits


  1. Sift flour; measure; add baking powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice; sift again.
  2. Cream shortening; add the 1 cup of regular sugar gradually and continue to beat until light.
  3. Add well-beaten egg to the creamed mixture; blend well. Add vanilla, raisins and nuts.
  4. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk; mix well. Chill.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 or 3 inches apart onto a well-greased baking sheet. Bake in a moderate oven (350f) 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen 2-inch cookies.
  6. For Confection's Frosting:
    To Confectioner's sugar add hot water or milk gradually until the frosting has a good spreading consistency; add flavor.

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About Hermits

Course/Dish: Cookies

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