Honey Hermits with Coconut circa-1952

Pat Duran


Grandma's cookie jar has come back to stay but now it is being filled with many new types of cookies--so here is a recipe that brings back one of the oldie from 1952- hope you enjoy this cookie recipe for your cookie jar!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 48 cookies
10 Min
10 Min


  • 2 3/4 to 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    shortening or butter
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 large
    eggs, well beaten
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    seedless raisins
  • 1 c
    chopped dates
  • 3/4 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts

How to Make Honey Hermits with Coconut circa-1952


  1. Sift flour, soda, salt and spices together 3 times. Cream shortening with honey and sugar. Add eggs.
  2. Add milk, dry ingredients, fruit, coconut and nuts and mix thoroughly.
    Drop from rounded spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375^ for-15-20 minutes.

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About Honey Hermits with Coconut circa-1952

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Southern

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