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Hermit Cookies

Old-fashioned moist and chewy cookies, bursting with warm spices in every bite.  Recipe adapted slightly from Purity Cook Book.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Author: Purity Cook Book


Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. + 2 T all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch allspice
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. rasisins
  • 1/2 c. dates, chopped coarse
  • 1/2 c. toasted walnuts, chopped coarse

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg.
  • To the dry ingredients, add the raisins, dates, and walnuts until coated. Set aside. 
  • In another medium sized bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until thick. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Slowly stir in the dry ingredients, and mix until fully incorporated. 
  • Drop from a teaspoon onto the prepared cookie sheets, spacing about an inch apart from one another. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating cookie sheets halfway. Remove cookies to a wire rack and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!