Candied Cherry Hermits Recipe

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Candied Cherry Hermits Recipe

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

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

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.
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.
Originally published as Candied Cherry Hermits in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p28

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 191 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 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
  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.
Originally published as Candied Cherry Hermits in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p28

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