Betty Crocker's Hermits

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Sea-town Chef

There's a lot of hermit recipes out here- but none of them seemed to have the right caloric index, so that's why I've put this one up. Pretty similar to others though.

Top Review by RuthlessWr

I have an old, falling apart, Betty Crocker Cookie Primer book and have been working my way through it. This cookie was the "Best Cookie of 1880-1890". Sounded interesting so I tried it. My husband now says these are his favorite cookies ever. The recipe above left out the oven temperature. My book said 400 F.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and the brown sugar and the egg, then add in the cold coffee (doesn't need to be super chilled, just room temp or below).
  2. In separate bowl, mix flour and spices. Now add sugar mixture to flour mixture, stir in raisins and nuts, and let chill in the fridge for 30 min or so.
  3. Take out and drop spoonfuls onto a high-rimmed pan (helps keep them dense- it you like lighter, more spread out cookies do it on a no-rim pan).
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes.

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