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Hermits Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Makes: 14 servings

Dress up a cookie plate with these old-fashioned spice bars full of raisins, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and nuts. Jeri Tirmenstein in Apache Junction, Arizona, says the chewy treats are great with coffee or hot cocoa on frosty days. These cookies are said to be called "hermits" because they keep well--they're even better when hidden away like a hermit for several days!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cover raisins with boiling water. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. Whisk together next six ingredients. In another bowl, combine molasses, butter, egg white and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and raisins (batter will be wet).
  3. Divide batter in half; spread each half (wetting hands, if necessary) into a 12x2-in. rectangle 2 in. apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned and set, 10-15 minutes.
  4. Transfer rectangles to a cutting board; with a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1-1/2-in. bars. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1 dozen.
VIEW DIRECTIONS
Originally published as Hermits in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 122 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews

Oct. 15, 2017

I thought these were more like biscotti hermits. Mine came out a little bit on the dry side. My family enjoyed them but I do not think I will make them again.

Dec. 12, 2012

I baked this for a Xmas party. I added colorful sugar free candies. Saran wrap and a big red bow turned a batch into a present.

Feb. 8, 2009

I just made these today and they are fantastic! Easy to make, tastes like a ginger bread cookie with raisins and nuts. Great texture, soft and chewy. These will satisfy a sweet tooth without going over board!

Reviews

Oct. 15, 2017

I thought these were more like biscotti hermits. Mine came out a little bit on the dry side. My family enjoyed them but I do not think I will make them again.

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