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Somewhat crumbly, only slightly sweet, and strangely addicting, the hermit cookie is full of textures and fun flavors.

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20 - 24 cookies
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Hermit Cookies
Light Brown Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
Yield :
20 - 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Cream together sugar and butter.  Beat in egg until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add half of dry ingredients to creamed butter, add milk, then beat in remaining dry ingredients.  Fold in dried fruit and vanilla.  Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick baking spray.  Roll out dough and cut into preferred shapes.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.


Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Susan Whetzel @doughmesstic.

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