Hermits My Favorite Recipe

Carol Junkins


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 votes

3 logs 3" wide
15 Min
15 Min


  • 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 large
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c

How to Make Hermits My Favorite Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    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)
    Flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
    Add to liquid ingredients.
    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.

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About Hermits My Favorite Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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