Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix brown sugar, shortening, margarine, coffee, egg, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until almost no indentation remains when touched, about 8-10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Let cool on rack completely.
*If using self-sising flour, omit baking soda and salt.
Bran Hermits: Omit nuts. Stir in 1 1/4 cups whole bran cereal with the remaining ingredients.
Mincemeat Hermits: Stir in 1 cup mincemeat.
Source: Sid Clark
Submitted By: Sid Clark
Date: May 2, 2002