These Chocolate Hermits are the best old-fashioned cookies with icing that I’ve had! The nuts and raisins add a great flavor and chewiness while the icing keeps them sweet. Our family really enjoys these Chocolate Hermit Cookies!
Chocolate Hermit Cookies
I asked friends at Bible study to share their favorite recipes to be featured on the blog and my friend Suzanne shared this recipe. I had never made a chocolate cookie with nuts and raisins, but I love these cookies! These Chocolate Hermit Cookies are a wonderful treat any time of the year, but they are an especially fun Christmas cookie to make.
The icing recipe Suzanne shared is delicious, but if time is short I think a can of prepared icing would work just fine too.
These cookies call for lining the pan with parchment paper or greasing well with a non-stick cooking spray. I greased this beautiful cookie sheet my mom got me for my birthday, but it works so well that I’m not sure I would’ve had to grease it at all.
Another friend from this Bible study, Cheryl, shared her family’s favorite dessert to enjoy at Christmas is these 5 ingredient Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars. This Christmas season I’m grateful for Jesus’ birth, friends that share great recipes and these treats!
Printable Chocolate Hermit Cookie Recipe
These Chocolate Hermits are the best old-fashioned cookies with icing that I've had! The nuts and raisins add a great flavor and chewiness while the icing keeps them sweet. Our family really enjoys these Chocolate Hermit Cookies!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup raisins if using large raisins chop them up
- 1 cup nuts chopped
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled for 10-20 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 pound powdered sugar 2 cups = 1/2 pound
- 1/4 cup Crisco
- dash salt
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt chocolate and set aside.
Cream sugar and shortening, beat in eggs, vanilla, raisins, and nuts. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add chocolate and mix well.
Mix remaining dry ingredients together and alternate adding dry ingredients and milk to the mixing bowl. Stir after the addition of each ingredient.
Drop by teaspoonful 2 inches apart onto a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 14 minutes.
Blend powdered sugar, Crisco, salt and milk together and mix well.
Add melted butter and vanilla. Blend thoroughly and spread on cooled cookies. Could also add cocoa for chocolate flavored icing.