Course : Desserts
Serves: 48
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1 cup Packed brown sugar
1/4 cup Shortening
1/4 cup Margarine or butter -- softened
1/4 cup Cold coffee
1 large Egg
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour*
1 1/4 cups Raisins
3/4 cup Chopped nuts

Preparation / Directions:

*if using self-rising flour omit Baking soda and salt. Hermits originated on Cape Cod when clipper ships ruled the economy. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brown sugar, shortening, margarine, coffee, egg, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched; cool.

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