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Whole Wheat Hermit Cookies

Classic hermit cookies made with whole wheat flour, loaded with raisins and dates for a delicious, chewy cookie!

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Whole Wheat Hermit Cookies

Classic hermit cookies made with whole wheat flour, loaded with raisins and dates for a delicious, chewy cookie!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
22 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
cookies
Servings
24
Calories
139
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup cold black coffee or sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Fruit Add-Ins

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dates

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. You will have to bake in batches.
  • Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or a hand mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar. Beat in the egg completely, then add the coffee or sour milk and the vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, then on low-speed beat until the ingredients are combined completely.
  • Stir in the raisins and dates by hand until mixed throughout the batter.
  • Drop by tablespoonful onto a cookie sheet. If you want them flatter, slightly press them down.
  • Bake in the oven until lightly browned and the edges are set. Remove and cool on the baking sheets completely.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to slightly underbake these cookies or they will dry out.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 160mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. NM says

    Do the milk and egg get added with the creamed sugar and butter?

    • NM says

      Do the milk and egg get added with the creamed sugar and butter?
      **Update: I added the lightly beaten egg and sour milk to the creamed sugar mixture (beating well) then proceeded with the rest of the directions. Delicious!
      …and I couldn’t help myself: I added some hemp seed to up the nutritional value for packing into my little one’s school lunch

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