Apple Hermits

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Kree6528

This came to my inbox today, and since it's almost apple season here in the Northeastern US I thought I'd share it! The descriptions says, "This is a moist and cake like, spicy, nutty, apple cookie." I can't wait to try it! The recipe is from Aunt Mikie at, although I added my own touches. If you make it with the soy milk and unsalted margarine it's lactose-free!

Top Review by CountryLady

These cookies were quick & easy to make! I omitted the yucky walnuts & increased the raisins & apples to compensate. I used an air bake cookie sheet & they took 15 minutes. Thanx Kree!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy; mix in sugar and egg.
  5. Stir in flour mixture, and mix thoroughly; fold in nuts, apples, and raisins.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar with milk to make a thin glaze; drizzle over cooled cookies.

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