Old Fashioned Hermits
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ground cloves||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Dark molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Buttermilk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Seedless raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Cream together sugar and shortening.
Beat in egg.
Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with molasses and buttermilk which have been mixed together.
Stir in raisins.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Cool on a rack.