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Candied Cherry Hermits Recipe

Candied cherries give traditional spice hermit cookies a new taste twist. They're so moist and chewy it's hard to eat just one.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup raisins, chopped
  • 3/4 cup candied cherries, chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the pecans, raisins and cherries.
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 191 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.