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Homemade hermit cookies with icing
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Hermit Cookies

White Hermit Cookies are filled with spice and so aromatic while baking.  Top with an easy homemade icing for a beautiful old-fashioned cookie that's easy to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword hermit cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 173kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup raisins chopped
  • 1 cup nuts chopped

Icing

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash allspice optional

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Add vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • Alternate adding dry ingredients and a little bit of milk. Mix well.
  • Stir in raisins and nuts.
  • Chill for up to an hour until the dough becomes cold and easier to work with.
  • Drop by teaspoon full 2 to 3 inches apart onto a well greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a 350° oven.
  • Mix up icing and frost cookies.

Notes

  • Chopping raisins is optional if small raisins are used
  • Using a quality medium-sized (1.5 tablespoons) cookie scoop for uniform cookies
  • Homemade or store-bought vanilla icing works fine
  • Let cookies cool completely before icing
  • Add a dash of allspice to the icing for an even more aromatic flavor
  • Store in an airtight container
  • Keep airtight container in the refrigerator to extend shelf life
  • Wait to ice cookies within 1 day of use for maximum quality

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg