Get recipes in your inbox!Subscribe

Whole Wheat Hermit Cookies

Site Index Cookies Raisins Whole wheat

This post may contain affiliate links. See my privacy policy for details.

Whole Wheat Hermit Cookies
Whole Wheat Hermit Cookies

Sometimes, you just gotta commit a cardinal sin and make cookies with whole wheat flour. I am not big on cookies that have whole wheat flour, to me, cookies are a treat to be enjoyed with the junkiest of flours, whitest of white sugars and ingredients that make your arteries harden.

I like ’em tasty and bad for me. Just like my men.

Snort.

However, sometimes that mom guilt kicks in, and this was one of those moments. I sometimes feel guilty that my son never gets any junk or treats in his lunch like oh, 90% of his lunch mates do. I don’t buy granola bars or even prepackaged stuff much at all anymore, I have fruit bars for a once in a while treat in the van when I am desperate for a moment’s peace, (I spent approximately 2  hours in the van daily just for school driving! That doesn’t count lessons or activities.  I just depressed myself) and unfortunately a lot of things we consider treats like roasted peanuts or almonds are just plain banned in school. And I would feel guilty sending them anyway, there was a whole sheet on lunchtime meals where the school asked for healthy food only. And I get why, who wants a whole class hopped up on fruit roll-ups  and sugared treats for the afternoon? Besides the fact that schools are trying desperately to promote healthy eating choices with childhood obesity rates skyrocketing.

You like how once again, I went on a tangent? I’m awesome at that.

So anyways, seriously, back to subject, these little suckers aren’t that bad for the kids, they are whole wheat, very little margarine and I used low fat which worked perfectly fine, the dates and raisins are chock full of iron and the spices make up for the lack of sugar. And the dates and raisins really do make up for the lack of sugar too, I upped the dates from a half a cup, and might even make it a cup next time. I love dates.

They aren’t sweet, melt in your mouth to-die for cookies, but the kids think they are a treat and I don’t feel too bad sending these to school with my son once in a while for a treat.

Ingredients Needed:

1/2 cup of margarine (I used light)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1.2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup sour milk
1 cup of raisins
3/4 cup chopped dates

Boil your raisins in some water to plump them up.

Cream together the butter and the sugar.

Combine and whisk together the dry ingredients

Add to the sugar mixture, combine, then add in your raisins and dates. Mix again. Next time, I will add in another 1/4 cup of chopped dates at least, to make them sweeter and add more iron to them.

Drop by tablespoonful onto a cookie sheet. If you want them flatter, slightly press them down. I like mine cakey little drops.

Bake at 350 until browned. And hopefully the kids like them!

Happy baking!

Love,

Karlynn

Learn to cook like the Kitchen Magpie

Whole Wheat Hermit Cookies

Healthy whole wheat hermit cookies that taste delicious!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Total Time
22 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
cookies
Servings
24
Calories
117
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1.2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sour milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates

Instructions

  1. Boil your raisins in some water to plump them up.
  2. Cream together the butter and the sugar.
  3. Combine and whisk together the dry ingredients. 

  4. Add to the sugar mixture, combine, then add in your raisins and dates. Mix again. Next time, I will add in another 1/4 cup of chopped dates at least, to make them sweeter and add more iron to them.
  5. Drop by tablespoonful onto a cookie sheet. If you want them flatter, slightly press them down. I like mine cakey little drops. 

  6. Bake at 350 degrees until browned.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 146mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 3.7%, Vitamin C: 0.4%, Calcium: 2.6%, Iron: 3.4%

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.

Made this recipe?

Share a photo of what you made on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @thekitchenmagpie or hashtag it #thekitchenmagpie.

Please rate this recipe in the comments below to help out your fellow cooks!

Save Your Favorite Recipes!
Create an account and save recipes

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

Learn more about me

Site Index Cookies Raisins Whole wheat

Reader Interactions

Comments & Recipe Tips Share a tip or comment!

  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

Leave a Comment or Recipe Tip

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.