Chewy hermit bars are a classic molasses cookie made extra delicious with a simple glaze.Print
Chewy hermit bars – a classic molasses cookie
Chewy hermit bars are a classic molasses cookie made extra delicious with a simple glaze.[tasty-recipe id="7611"]
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp ginger
- ¼ tsp cloves
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup Grandma Molasses
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- ¾ cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the molasses and then the egg.
- Combine well then stir in the dry ingredients.
- When it comes together as a dough add the raisins.
- Divide dough in half and form each piece into a 12” log.
- Place in a parchment lined baking sheet a few inches apart.
- Flatten the logs slightly.
- Bake at 375 F for 18 minutes.
- Start checking them at the 15 minute mark because you don’t want them to get dark around the edges.
- Remove from oven, cool on the pan and cut into strips on the diagonal.
- “Bake and send home to Tim”
- 2/3 cup icing sugar
- 1 Tbsp. milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Combine ingredients, adding more milk is necessary to ensure it’s runny. Spoon over the baked bars. Let harden then cut bars on the diagonal.
A few months back I fiddled with this exact same hermit recipe to create chocolate hermits with vanilla glaze.