This classic cookie is loaded with raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It has a hint of coffee flavor, and a whole lot of spice, all wrapped up in a soft and chewy cookie.

MOCHA HERMIT COOKIES. This classic cookie is loaded with raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It has a hint of coffee flavor, and a whole lot of spice, all wrapped in a soft chewy cookie!Happy New Year everyone! I always love the start of a new year. To me, it means a fresh start, and new goals that will become new achievements (that’s my type A personality talking).

I’ve been reminiscing about my childhood a lot lately. I guess it’s from watching my boys during the holidays. It has brought back many wonderful memories, like all the different places my family and I have lived, and all the food and laughter we’ve shared over the years.

So for the blog, I’ve decided to go back to my roots. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some of my first, tried-and-true recipes that I’ve had for many years, and the classic recipes.

Hermit cookies are the very first thing I ever baked. The recipe is from HP Books Cookies by Natalie Haughton, which is a cookbook I bought from a school book fair back when I was in grade six. What appealed to me about this recipe was all the different flavors in it. There are raisins, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and coffee. The only change I made to the original recipe is that I added some chocolate chips to give it a mocha flare, and topped it with some glaze for extra sweetness.

These cookies are a New England classic dating back to the late 1800s. The name comes from how long they can be stored and some say Hermits are the original spice cookie. (source Joyofbaking.com, Foodess.com, and SunMaid.com)

MOCHA HERMIT COOKIES. This classic cookie is loaded with raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It has a hint of coffee flavor, and a whole lot of spice, all wrapped in a soft chewy cookie!It’s very easy to fall in love with these cookies because of all the different flavors and textures. You’ve got the harmony of all the different spices with the subtle hint of coffee. There are sweet raisins, crunchy walnuts, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips all in one delectable soft, and chewy cookie.

It’s has been awhile since I’ve made these, and I’ve forgotten how delicious they are. Now I remember why I’ve made them so many times; the page had to be taped back into the book. Also, while the cookies were baking in the oven, the house was filled with a memorable, and comforting fragrance of coffee and spice.

MOCHA HERMIT COOKIES. This classic cookie is loaded with raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It has a hint of coffee flavor, and a whole lot of spice, all wrapped in a soft chewy cookie!

Wishing you and your family a very sweet, prosperous and healthy New Year! Lots of love from the Ernst family.

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MOCHA HERMIT COOKIES. This classic cookie is loaded with raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It has a hint of coffee flavor, and a whole lot of spice, all wrapped in a soft chewy cookie!

Mocha Hermit Cookies


  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen

Description

This classic cookie is loaded with raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It has a hint of coffee flavor, and a whole lot of spice, all wrapped up in a soft and chewy cookie.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (114g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (175g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp instant-coffee granules
  • 1 1/2 cups (185g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (80g) raisins
  • 1/2 cup (65g) walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)

For the glaze (optional)

  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 24 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, egg and coffee until fluffy.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, beating again until blended.
  4. Stir in the raisins, walnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop or tablespoons, drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or just until the edges are lightly browned.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk the milk into the powdered sugar, one teaspoon at a time until you reach a thick, but pourable consistency.
  8. Drizzle the glaze over top of completely cooled cookies.

  • Category: dessert, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: hermit cookie recipe, raisin chocolate chip cookies, walnut chocolate chip cookies

I’m also sharing this recipe at Fiesta Friday #100, hosted by [email protected]

This classic cookie is loaded with raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. It has a hint of coffee flavor, and a whole lot of spice, all wrapped in a soft chewy cookie!

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