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
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


  • 1Sift flour; measure; add baking powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice; sift again.
  • 2Cream shortening; add the 1 cup of regular sugar gradually and continue to beat until light.
  • 3Add well-beaten egg to the creamed mixture; blend well. Add vanilla, raisins and nuts.
  • 4Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk; mix well. Chill.
  • 5Drop 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.
  • 6For 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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