Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a delicious cookie that comes from my Mom's recipe files. My Dad's favorite cookie and one I made a lot as a teen. Mom says the original recipe came from an old Betty Crocker cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix shortening, brown sugar and egg together thoroughly.
  2. Stir in cold coffee.
  3. Sift together and stir in the flour, soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. Mix in raisins and nuts.
  5. Chill (do not cover).
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Drop dough with teaspon 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until a light touch with finger leaves almost no imprint.
Most Helpful

The copy of Betty Crocker's Cookbook has been completely smeared for the Hermits page, as my family has made them so many times. Glad to have it in recipezaar. Thanks for typing up my favorite cookie recipe!

Sea-town Chef December 14, 2009

Excellent, hubbie loves these. I used butter and added 1/4 tsp cloves. I also used chopped pecans for the nuts. I used heaping tablespoons of dough and baked for an extra 5 minutes (my oven seems to need extra time anyway).

skunk galloway October 20, 2004