Thursday, November 18, 2010

Whistling Acres Hermit (a cookie) Recipe

This award winning recipe is posted in memory of its author Lois (Tutu) Brierley Bernier, grandmother to two of my beautiful daughters, Heather and Krystal.  Enjoy.

Whistling Acres Hermits

Preheat oven 375

1 1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
2 cup sugar

4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
4 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup raisins

Cream first four ingredients. Sift together dry ingredients (not raisins) and add to wet ingredients a little at a time until well mixed. Add raisins and mix. Make two cylindrical strips of dough down each cookie sheet. Sprinkle tops heavily with sugar and press into dough with bottom of wet glass. Bake 12-15 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from sheet when cool enough to handle.

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