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Hermits Coffee Cookies

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.comMakes 10 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 min
Baking Time: 12 min


  •       1  cup shortening
  •       1  cup sugar
  •       1  cup brown sugar
  •       4  eggs
  • 4-1/2  cups all-purpose four
  •    1/4  teaspoon salt
  •    1/2  teaspoon ground cloves
  •    1/2  cup molasses
  •       1  teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup cooled black coffee
  •       1 cup  raisins
  •       1 cup  chopped dried apricots


Preheat oven to 350�F. and grease cookie sheets.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour, salt, and cloves and add alternately with baking soda-coffee and molasses. (Beat after each addition.)
  4. Stir in chopped raisins and apricots.
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets.

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