American hermits

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Butter; softened
1 cup Brown sugar (packed)
1 \N Egg; beaten
¼ cup Sour cream
¼ cup Milk
2 cups All-purpose flour
¾ cup Powdered sugar; sifted
2 tablespoons Half and half
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 pinch Salt
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
1 cup Raisins
3 drops Vanilla

GLAZE

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease several baking sheets with butter and dust with flour. In a large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until very creamy. Beat in egg, sour cream and milk. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and allspice into bowl; mix well. Stir in raisins. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of mixture onto prepared baking sheets, spacing well apapt. Using a fork dipped in cold water, flatten each teaspoonful slightly. Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, prepare glaze. In a small bowl, beat together powdered sugar, half and half and vanilla until smooth. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, brush a thin layer of glaze over each one. Place on a wire rack to cool. Source: "The Book of Cookies" by Pat Alburey, HP Books.

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