National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day

People all over the world love cookies. There’s an unusual cookie that has a unique history, however. It’s called the spicy hermit cookie. You can find out more about this spicy cookie and how to make it here.

The magazine Republican published the first mention of “hermit cookies” on July 18, 1888. Anna Barrows Papers was the author. She was a teacher in a public school at the time, and taught cooking and economics to children. The article discussed the topic of picnic foods. The first two mentioned items, which were acid jellies and potted meats, don’t sound nearly as good. However, the last mention was about a cookie that is “quite as good a fruitcake.” She praises the cookie’s simplicity, as well as its taste, which she considers the best convenience cookie.

However, the legend behind this cookie is still unknown. This cookie was believed to have been carried by sailors and travelers on their travels. The hermit cookie was popular from the 1890s through the 1950s. It was loved by many because of its combination of spices and long-lasting preservation. It was especially popular in New England, USA. You can add or change the ingredients to make it your own. It is a childhood favourite that anyone can enjoy. The hermit cookie, which is generally made with allspice and cinnamon, cloves, and raisins can be enjoyed by anyone.

How to make delicious hermit cookies that everyone will love. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray nonstick spray on a baking tray and line it with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup ginger and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Next, use an electric mixer at medium-high speed to beat 3/4 cup brown sugar and 10 tablespoons butter in a large bowl. This should take about 4 minutes. Continue beating for approximately 2 minutes. Mix in 1/4 cup of molasses, one teaspoon vanilla extract and continue to beat until well combined. Mix the dry ingredients into the batter and continue to mix at low speed until it becomes smooth and fluffy. You can add 3/4 cup walnuts and 1/3 cup raisins to the mixture and mix it with a large spoon. Bake for 20-30 minutes once the mixture is in a baking dish. A glaze can be made by melting 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan. Then heat the saucepan on medium heat for 4 minutes. Blend the powdered sugar and butter together until you have a glaze.

If you like the recipe, then share it on social media and use the hashtag #spicyhermitcookieday and let everyone know the unique history of this spicy cookie.


Nov 15 2024


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