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Pecan Hermits

Yield 5 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

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