The scent of spices wafting through our kitchen when I was a child many times heralded the emergence of sheets of fragrant Hermit cookies from the oven. Though usually crisp around the edges right after baking, they later soften up to a satisfying chewiness.

Ingredients for Hermits:

  • 1- 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t cloves
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten (vegans may use 1 flax egg or other egg substitute)
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk (vegans may use almond milk or any other non-dairy milk substitute)
  • 1/3 cup oil (coconut oil is my preference)
  • 1/2 cup raisins *

Mix dry ingredients together. Mix egg, sugar and milk. Add oil and raisins. Mix with dry ingredients.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet and bake at 425F for 10 minutes.

* Chopped nuts may also be added