Hermits

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs

Cream shortening; add sugars, eggs, vanilla, spices, flour, date, nuts, and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.