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       Title: Hermits
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 84 servings
       2 c  Packed brown sugar
     1/2 c  Shortening
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine;
     1/2 c  Cold coffee
       2    Eggs
   3 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Ground nutmeg
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/2 ts Salt
   1 1/2 c  Raisins
       1 c  Chopped nuts
       Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, coffee
   and eggs. Stir in flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Stir in
   raisins and nuts. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart
   onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no
   indentation remains when touched. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.
   ABOUT 7-1/2 DOZEN COOKIES Redolent with spices, packed with raisins and
   nuts, these moist drop cookies originated on Cape Cod. Because of their
   good keeping qualities, they accompanied many a sailor on long seafaring
   expeditions. Brown sugar and cold coffee offset the spices and give the
   cookies their deep golden color.