Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
about 3 1/2 dozen

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

nmossberg's Review

November 08, 2014
I love raisins in cookies so this was a must try. I used the same amount of all purpose flour instead of the bread flour. Hubby and I enjoyed these, easy and good taste. Next time will probably put more raisins in. A definite repeat.