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hermits my favorite recipe

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

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.

★★★★★ 3
serves 3 logs 3" wide
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hermits my favorite recipe

  • 3/4 c
    shortening (crisco)
  • 3/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    dark molasses
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    raisins (dark or golden)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 lg
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c

How To Make hermits my favorite recipe

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. CREAM TOGETHER: 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)
  • 2
    SIFT TOGETHER: Flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Add to liquid ingredients. ADD: Nuts and raisins
  • 3
    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.