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Friday, Sept. 23: A family recipe (if grandma allows, of course!).

Every Christmas my mom would make cranberry nut bread and hermits.  I was never fond of the cranberry nut bread, but I love hermits. The recipe was once published in the church cookbook.

The traditional way to make hermits was to roll out a log of dough, sprinkle with sugar and bake.  Once the logs were done, cut them into squares.  But my mom would also roll the dough into balls, coat with sugar and bake into cookies.  This is the way I love to make them.  I also love to make them so they are crunchy.  My sisters beg to differ.  They like them chewy.  So I make them the way I like them. I also leave out the nut and raisins. I don’t like them in my cookies.

Let me know if you try them.  I just want to warn you.  They are addicting.



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