Hermits

This is an old fashioned cookie which might just be its charm. Nice with a cup of coffee or cocoa…

Hermits

(Very palatable, tender and crunchy)
1 cup seedless  raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
3 eggs

Grease baking sheets lightly. Start oven 10 minutes before baking; set to moderately hot (400° F.) Plump raisins. Cool. Chop nuts. Sift flour, measure, resift 4 times with next 4 ingredients. Cream butter until shiny, add sugar in 2 or 3 portions, mixing until smooth after each. Stir in raisins and nuts until well distributed. Drop 2-inches apart by heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet into neat mounds. Bake 10 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove at once from pan to cake racks to cool. Store in container with tight-fitting cover with sheets of waxed paper between layers. 3½ dozen. The Modern Family Cookbook

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