Raisin and Walnut Hermits
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), firmly packed|
|Eggs||3 , well-beaten|
|Cake flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted|
|Baking soda||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Seedless raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Work the shortening with a spoon until fluffy and creamy; add sugar while continuing to work with a spoon until light.
Then add the well-beaten eggs.
Sift 2 c of the flour with the soda, spices, and salt, and add to mixture.
Add raisins and nuts mixed with remaining 1/2 c flour.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased or oiled cookie sheets about 2" apart.
Bake in a moderately hot oven of 375°F for 15 min.