These were one of my favorite cookies from a grocery store called Wolferman's in Kansas City. Mother would buy them when she shopped there. Jim is nice about my "tea" cookies but sometimes he just wants "cookies"! (Cookie Jar cookies I call them) so today I made him these.
Here's the recipe --
WOLFERMAN'S HERMIT COOKIES
1 c. shortening
2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. cold coffee
1 tsp. baking soda
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. each raisins and pecans
Mix shortening and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer (I used butter). Add eggs. Mix soda into cold coffee (I used instant espresso), then add flour and spices and stir to mix well. Lastly fold in raisins and nuts.
Place by teaspoons on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.
This is identical to the Betty Crocker recipe. Well, maybe not identical as Betty has half shortening, half butter but otherwise the same. Wonder what it would be like if you used all butter? I never thought to substitute all shortening if I am short of butter.
They are good and they are easy to make.
I never have shortening and so used all butter. They turned out and are tasty!
Just brought the first pan out of the oven and they were very good.
I used a stick of Crisco as I didn't feel like futzing with measuring butter tonight.
Glad you liked them Lurah -- they are a good cookie!
Mmmm, they sound delish, as properly served on transferware. Are they a bit chewy?
They're not a crisp cookie. Has some "body" to them!
Sounds good, I like substance. Chewy is better in my book but DH likes the crunch so he gets those cooked a bit more. It takes all kinds, right?
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