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Hermits are a type of cookie that is soft and chewy with a slightly crunchy exterior. They are made with flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and spices. These cookies are believed to have originated in the United States in the 19th century.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup chopped walnuts


In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and spices. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt and stir until well blended. Stir in molasses and raisins.

To make bar cookies: Spread mixture on cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Cut into bars while warm and let cool on wire rack.

To make drop cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop batter about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.5 g
  • Sugar: 8.5 g Fiber: 0.4 g Protein 1.3g
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