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Easy Hermit Cookie Recipe

Spiced hermit cookie recipe

This hermit cookie recipe is an old standby.

It is a great combination of sweet and spicy, with nuts and raisins for texture.

It has always been one of my favorite homemade cookies.

As always, this is an easy cookie recipe. There are no big tricks to learning to bake cookies. Just mix the ingredients together well and make sure the oven is preheated before you bake them.

Watch any baking carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn.

As cookies go, these are fairly healthy. To make them even more healthy, use whole wheat flour for all or at least 1/2 of the amount called for. I always recommend sifting whole wheat flour first to remove some of the loose bran in the flour. It makes your baking lighter and makes great cookies.

Spiced hermit cookie recipe

Easy Hermit Cookie Recipe

A nice cookie recipe with warm spices. I don't know why these are called Hermit cookies, but they are lovely.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Servings
Calories 54 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together butter or margarine, brown sugar, egg and coffee powder until fluffy. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, beating until blended. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheets. Cool on racks.
  • Makes about 48 cookies.


Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 19mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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  • Nuts are optional of course. So are the raisins, although both really add to the taste of the cookies.
  • If you use nuts, the recipe recommends walnuts, but you can be creative and substitute chopped pecans or almonds.

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