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Salem Hermits
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Hermits, the traditional early American cookie, are a dark, spicy cookie filled with nuts and fruit.
    Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Butter or Margarine
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Strong Coffee
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Raisins

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    Directions
  1. Cream butter, sugar and molasses until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. In another bowl, combine flours, spices, baking soda and salt.
  4. Beat into butter mixture alternately with the coffee.
  5. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  6. Pour into lightly buttered 10-by-15-inch baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  8. Cool.
  9. Cut into squares.
Servings: Makes 32 Hermits