Old-Fashioned Hermits



28 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 63
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 2.4 g
Protein 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 9.3 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 29 mg
Calcium 21 mg


1/3 cup margarine, softened
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
Vegetable cooking spray
28 raisins


Cream margarine; gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and flavorings, beating well.

Combine flour and next 5 ingredients, mixing well. Add to creamed mixture alternately with apple juice, beginning and ending with flour mixture, mixing well after each addition.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets coated with cooking spray. Press a raisin in center of each cookie. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

October 1994
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