Old-Fashioned Hermits

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 63
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Protein: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.3g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Sodium: 29mg
  • Calcium: 21mg


  • 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


  1. Cream margarine; gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and flavorings, beating well.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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