Hermits

Reminds me of the cookies that my dad made at Heidi's Bakery.

Hermits
Hermits

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

32

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups all-purpoe flour

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon round ginger

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/8

    teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2

    cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1/3

    cup dark molasses

  • 1

    large egg

  • 1

    cup dark raisins

  • 1

    cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 large cookie sheets. 2. Combine flour, cinamon, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves. Set aside. 3. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. beat in molasses unti well combined. Beat in egg. 4. With mixer at low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubbber spatula. With spoon, stir in raisins and pecans just until combined. 5. Divide dough into quarters. With lightly floured hands, shape each quarter into 12" by 1 1/2 " log. On each prepared cookie sheet, place 2 logs, leaving about 3 inches in between. Bake logs on 2 oven racks 13-15 minutes or until logs flatten and edges are firm, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks halfway through baking. Cool logs 15 minutes on cookie sheets on wire racks. 6. Transfer logs to cutting board. Slice each log crosswise into 8 cookies. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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