Pecan Hermits

Oxmoor House
5 dozen


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3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Combine shortening, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large mixing bowl, beating well. Add eggs and milk; beat until well blended.

Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add to sugar mixture, stirring well. Fold in raisins and pecans.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets; flatten each cookie slightly using the back of a spoon. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010