Lois's Hermits

Lois's Hermits

Jerry R
Edited on Mar 01, 2008

Throw away each and every hermit recipe you have as this one is the best of best. Easy to make-and super delicious to DEVOUR!


2 eggs
¾ cup margarine
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp ginger
2 Tbsp water
¼ cup molasses
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts


Beat eggs and set aside. Cream shortening, add sugars, add most of the beaten egg, reserving a small amount for brushing on top.

Sift together flour, soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Mix together water and molasses.

Add flour mixture alternately with the liquid to egg, sugar and shortening mixture.

Fold in raisins and nuts and refrigerate 30-60 minutes.

Grease a large cookie sheet. Make 4 rolls, placing them across width of sheet, flatten slightly, and brush with reserved egg.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, cool slightly, cut into bars. Makes 24 hermits.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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