Scotch Hermits

Oxmoor House
5 dozen


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chopped raisins


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Dissolve soda in milk; set aside.

Combine next 5 ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in raisins.

Spread batter in a greased and waxed-paper lined 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and cut into 2 1/2- x 1-inch bars.

Note: Leftover Scotch Hermits may be frozen for later use.

Created date

February 2010