Walnut Hermit CookiesWalnut Hermit Cookies Ingredients:

1 c Shortening or butter
2 c Brown sugar
2 Eggs
3 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Baking powder
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
2 ts Cinnamon
1 ts Nutmeg
1/2 c Sour cream or buttermilk
1 c Chopped walnuts
2 c Raisins
1 c Chopped dates
Whole walnuts

Walnut Hermit Cookies Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, blend together shortening or butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add spices. Stir in sour cream or buttermilk, then add walnuts, raisins and dates. Stir well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Top each cookie with a whole walnut. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Yield: 6 dozen walnut hermit cookies.

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