This Hermits Spicy Fruit and Nut Cookie Recipe is a delicious vegetarian dessert using all natural ingredients.
Hermits Spicy Fruit and Nut Cookie Recipe
An orange, spicy fruit and nut cookie.
*1 cup tahini
1 cup honey
2 tbsp molasses
Grated rind of 2 oranges
1 1/2 to 2 cups raisins
1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped dates
1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
*For the fat in any recipe, I sometimes use tahini (a thin butter made by grinding hulled sesame seeds) or peanut butter.
1. Mix together the tahini, honey and molasses. Add the eggs, orange rind, dried fruits and nuts.
2. Mix in the spices and baking soda, then stir in flour and mix until smooth.
3. Drop the batter onto buttered cookie sheets with a teaspoon.
4. Bake in a 325 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 15 minutes or until the tops of the cookies start to brown. (These cookies are best if they're soft after they're baked.) Loosen the cookies from the pans immediately after removing from the oven.
Yield: 5 to 6 dozen
From Wings of Life: Vegetarian Cookery by Julie Jordan, copyright 1976 by the author and reprinted with the permission of The Crossing Press, Trumansburg, New York 14886.
Read more about homemade vegetarian desserts: Using Natural Baking Ingredients to Create Healthy Vegetarian Desserts.