Hermits I

    45 mins

    These can be made into either drop cookies or bar cookies.

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    Makes: 48 

    • 225 g butter, softened
    • 300 g white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 3 eggs
    • 405 g all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 145 g raisins
    • 120 ml molasses
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 60 g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
    2. In a large bowl cream together 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

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    Made these for a cookie exchange and Christmas gifts last year, this year everyone asked me to make them again. Old fashioned and favorful.  -  26 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made bars and a few cookies. I substituted 1/2 cup of applesauce for 1/2 cup of butter. Tasted delicious.  -  22 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I just made these for the first time, and I will be making them frequently...excellent recipe, my husband has been eating them all morning. I substituted nutmeg as I was out of ground cloves, they are still delicious. They do taste better on day 2. Thanks for sharing.  -  29 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)