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Christmas Hermits

Author/Submitted by: From the MM database of Judi M. Phelps. jphelps@shell.portal.com, juphelps@delphi.com, or jphelps@best.com
Servings: 120
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Holidays / Nuts

Ingredients:
1  cup  Butter, soft
3  cups  Brown sugar
4  tablespoons  Milk
4    Eggs
3  teaspoons  Baking powder
6  cups  Flour, divided
2  cups  Seedless raisins
2  cups  Currants
1  cup  Nuts, chopped
    Grated orange rind, to taste
1  teaspoon  Nutmeg
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar. Add milk and eggs. Sift baking powder with 3 cups flour, add to creamed mix, Mix well. Add raisins, currants, nuts, and orange rind. Mix well. Sift spices with remaining 3 cups flour. Add to creamed mix and blend well. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful 1 to 1-1/2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in 375 degree F. oven for 20 minutes, or until light brown. Cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container. Makes about 10 dozen cookies.


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