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Hermits

Hermits
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD: 14 cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg white or 2 tablespoons egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

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.

Nutrition Facts

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

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • ReneeMurby
    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.

  • thunderrose45
    Dec 31, 1969

    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.

  • stephanied1971
    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!

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