Hermits #2

Yield: 48 Cookies

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Packed brown sugar
¼ cup Shortening
¼ cup Margarine or butter;softened
¼ cup Cold coffee
1 \N Egg
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1¾ cup All-purpose flour*
1¼ cup Raisins
¾ cup Nuts; chopped

*if using self-rising flour omit baking soda and salt.

Hermits originated on Cape Cod when clipper ships ruled the economy.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brown sugar, shortening, margarine, coffee, egg, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched; cool.

About 4 dozen cookies; 80 calories per cookie.

From the MM database of Judi M. Phelps. jphelps@..., juphelps@..., or jphelps@...

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