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Molasses Hermits

Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
Servings: 48
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

3/4  cup  packed brown sugar
1/3  cup  shortening
1/4  cup  margarine or butter, softened
1/4  cup  molasses
1/4  cup  cold coffee
1    egg
1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
1 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour*
1 1/4  cups  raisins
3/4  cup  chopped nuts
    *If using self-rising flour, omit
    baking soda and salt.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix brown sugar, shortening, margarine, coffee, molasses, egg, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched; cool. ABOUT 4 DOZEN COOKIES; 90 CALORIES PER COOKIE.

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