Old Fashioned Hermit Cookies


1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 cup raisins

1 cup dates, chopped

1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)


Preheat oven your to 350.

Cream together butter and brown sugar.

Add eggs and beat until mixture is pale and thick, for 2 minutes, then beat in vanilla.

Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.

Stur in raisins, dates and nuts with a wooden spoon.

Drop cookies by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are set but centres still appear moist.

Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes, then put onto wire racks to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container up to 10 days.

Or freeze on a flat surface then put into freezer bags to store up to 3 months.

Thaw at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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