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                               WALNUT HERMITS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Shortening or butter
    2       c            Brown sugar
    2                    Eggs
    3 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    1       t            Baking powder
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2       ts           Cinnamon
    1       t            Nutmeg
      1/2   c            Sour cream or buttermilk
    1       c            Chopped walnuts
    2       c            Raisins
    1       c            Chopped dates
                         Whole walnuts
 
    A simple cookie that goes well with a cold glass of
   milk.
   
    Preheat oven to 350ø.
   
    In a large bowl, blend together shortening or butter
   and brown sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in flour, baking
   powder, baking soda and salt. Add spices. Stir in sour
   cream or buttermilk, then add walnuts, raisins and
   dates. Stir well.
   
    Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Top
   each cookie with a whole walnut. Bake 12-15 minutes at
   350ø. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
   
   Yield: 6 dozen. Louise Durman, Food Editor, The
   News-Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
   
      Randy Shearer
  
 
 
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