Hermits

Molasses cookies.
Jane Morris

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HOLY COW! Only the best thing to ever grace a Bostonian's table. My grandmother made the best. She taught me when I was really young. She was my dad's mom and she never really accepted my mother b/c she didn't have the talent to make a great hermit. Hermits aren't any old molasses cookie though. They have to have raisins to be legit and they're made in long bars and cut up after they're cooked.

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Well, my grandmother's not a New Englander, but made hermits all the time. Then again, the whole family was displaced Yankee--looks like half of Brookline picked up at some point in the 1700s and deposited itself in Western New York. So maybe it *is* a Yankee thing.

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hermits from Bombaderies across the street from Town Field were the bomb

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hermits from Bombaderies across the street from Town Field were the best

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With raisins, no?

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Anyone have a good recipe for hermits? How about Congo bars?

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OH god Pauls Bakery in Maynard used to make the best Hermits.That was a highligh of visitng my grandparents house in Sudbury was grabbing a couple of hermits and a small 8 oz bottle of Pepsi.God the memories.

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My mother made these for us all the time when we were growing up in Melrose. They're wicked easy, and wicked excellent.HermitsMix together with a whisk:1 cup sugar1/2 cup milk1/2 cup molasses1/2 cup vegetable oilSift together:3 cups flour1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp salt1 tsp baking soda1 tsp nutmeg1/4 tsp ground clovesMix with wet mixtureAdd:1 cup raisinsSpread on large greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 19-20 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE!

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