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Servings: About 4 Dozen Cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/4 cup cold coffee
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, or self-rising flour*
1 1/4 cups raisins
3/4 cup chopped nuts

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