Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A recipe handed down by my maternal grandmother.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and shortening with brown sugar.
  4. Add eggs; mix well.
  5. Add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk; mix well.
  6. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden in color.
  10. Cool on wire rack.


Most Helpful

This is EXACTLY the recipe I was searching for that my own grandmother used to make in the 50's and 60's. I tried this particular recipe by Caryn and they came out beautifully. Very easy to make. Wouldn't change a thing!

triscuitnut December 24, 2002

Nice recipe. Lots of tasty spices and I found the cookies stayed soft. Used berry sugar for the topping.

Mustang Sally 54269 March 29, 2009

I've been looking for a hermit recipe with buttermilk - this one is super. I used dates instead of raisins, and baked mine in a 9x13 pan for 30 minutes,(just to save time) then piped on a maple flavored glaze. The end result was wonderful - thanks for this recipe - it's a keeper !

pheasant farmer February 28, 2005

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