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These old-fashioned Hermits are button-like cookies flavored with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and lemon extract and topped with a raisin.

Recipe by Oxmoor House January 1985

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Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
about 3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine sugar and beaten egg in a large mixing bowl, beating well. Stir in flavorings and 1/2 cup raisins.

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  • Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves in a small mixing bowl; add to sugar mixture, stirring well. Stir in shortening.

  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets; press a raisin in center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Source

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes

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