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Scotch Hermits

Yield 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

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

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