Recipe By Anonymous
Published Mar 5th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 303.9

This is an eggless recipe. They keep well.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups raisins
  • ½ cup chopped candied citron

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, the three spices and set aside. Mix until blended, the shortening, sugar, molasses and sour milk. To this add the flour mixture, the walnuts, the raisins and citron. Mix until well combined.
  2. 2 Turn dough onto a large sheet of waxed paper or foil. Shape into a roll 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in the paper or foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight (or even up to two weeks).
  3. 3 About 15 minutes before baking time, turn on oven and pre-heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  4. 4 Slice chilled dough 3/8 inch thick and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 303.9
  • Carbohydrate 54.3 g
  • Cholesterol 0.1 mg
  • Fat 8.9 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Protein 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sodium 306.6 mg
  • Sugar 22.9 g


  1. If you like hermits you will like this recipe. It has wonderful flavor and is not too sweet. I found this did not slice like regular refrigerated cookie dough. To make a neater cookie I cut it 3/8 inch but then rolled it in a ball and flattened it with my fingers on the cookie - Read more ...
  2. I made a variation of this over the holidays- basically I omitted the raisins because I forgot them on my shopping list. They came out wonderfully anyway. To add a touch more sweetness without overdoing it I put a simple sugar glaze on the top of each cookie. They came out quite nicely.
  3. An excellent rich old fashioned type recipe.
  4. my daughter has allergies to eggs and nuts. this was still a very good cookie even when I omited the nuts.