Saturday, March 8, 2008

Walnut Molasses Hermits

They aren't the prettiest ever, but boy do they taste good.


  • 2 1/2 c unbleached flour
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp cloves)
  • 1/2 c organic unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 cage-free organic eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp organic whole milk
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and molasses.
  3. Mix in the dry ingredients, raisins, and milk, then add walnuts.
  4. Gather the dough together in one lump, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.
  6. On a lightly floured board, roll out 1/2 of the dough at a time to a thin sheet and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Bake on greased cookie sheets for 10 minutes.

Yield: 60 small cookies

(Based on recipe for molasses hermits from The New Settlement Cookbook, posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "Cindy Hartlin" on Nov 16, 1999.)


.j.william. said...

yum, can't wait for the photo.


~~Louise~~ said...

Hi there,
I just had to leave a note to let you know how much I enjoyed visiting. I thankfully found you through a Michigan blog list I happened upon.

Ms Heather said...

My goodness, thank you so much! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!!