Grammies Hermits

This is one of Robbies favorite cookies that his Grammie Reynolds used to make.  He didnt like them until he was about 14 and now he makes them 1-2 a month.  They are a wonderful mix of rich dark molasses and soft sweet raisins.  The batter works for individual cookies or in the way that we make them, bar form.   Lately Rob has been thinking alot about her.  She passed a couple years ago and he is finally able to really start making some of the things that remind him of her.  He was so proud the first time I came home from work and he had made these.  I didnt take too many pictures but you can get the gist of how they work.  HAHA


4 beaten eggs
2 cups raisins
3/4 cup crisco
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp each, cinnamon and cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup molasses
1/8 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350.  In a medium bowl mix the raisins and the eggs and sit aside for atleast 15 minutes (this is what makes the raisins so soft and yummy). 

Cream the butter and sugars and then add the egg mixture and then the flour and beat on low until a stiff batter forms.

Then get a helper to pour it into your large cookie sheet/stoneware (or drop by spoonful for cookies) and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Serve with milk or my favorite, a cup of coffee..

I love family and being able to make a multigenerational recipe with the kids is so much fun.  We had a blast today, making 10 different types of things.  The boys helped with everything, whether it was doing the dishes or stirring the ginger icing or watching the  thermometer for english toffee.   I am so thankful for my family.

Happy Baking



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