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Oatmeal Hermits

No recipe image available.Old-time oatmeal cookies called hermits, loaded with raisins and nuts. The name dates back 8 centuries, as to why they are called 'hermits', one plausible explanation is that if hidden away for a few days like a 'hermit', they only get better.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). In large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Bar Cookies: Press dough into ungreased 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake about 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/36 of recipe): Calories 120, Calories From Fat 55, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 80mg, Total Carbohydrates 15g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 2g, Total Sugars 8g.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Quaker Oat Company.