Walnut hermits

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening or butter
2 cups Brown sugar
2 \N Eggs
3½ cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
½ cup Sour cream or buttermilk
1 cup Chopped walnuts
2 cups Raisins
1 cup Chopped dates
\N \N Whole walnuts

A simple cookie that goes well with a cold glass of milk.

Preheat oven to 350ø.

In a large bowl, blend together shortening or butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add spices. Stir in sour cream or buttermilk, then add walnuts, raisins and dates. Stir well.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Top each cookie with a whole walnut. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350ø. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Yield: 6 dozen. Louise Durman, Food Editor, The News-Sentinel, Knoxville, TN

Randy Shearer

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