Our Favourite Hermit Cookies / by Linda Klimack

hermits

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ cup chopped dates
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped walnuts

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda

  • Cream shortening and sugars until fluffy - Mix in beaten egg and vanilla
  • Add dry ingredients
  • Stir in dates, raisins and walnuts
  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • Bake on greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes