Recipe: Hermit Cookies

Recipe: Hermit Cookies

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
2 1/4 c. flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. each nutmeg + cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. each lemon and vanilla extracts
1 c. raisins
1/2 c. walnuts (optional)

Mix shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses thoroughly. Sift together dry ingredients and combine with first mixture. Add the extracts, raisins, nuts and chill. Roll into walnut sized balls and dip the tops in granulated sugar. Before baking, sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water to make crinkle tops.

Bake 375 degree oven 10 – 12 minutes only until just set.

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