Ginger Hermits

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Okay, technically, there’s no ginger in these hermits.  Sorry if I misled you!  But these cookies tasted and smelled so much like ginger cookies, I just had to have ginger in the title!  When I tested these in my kitchen, I was hoping for a darker, cakey kind of hermit, but these were more like a cookie and still very much worth sharing.  I’m still on the hunt for the perfect hermit.  Please share your Hermit recipes with me or leave me a link to your favorite Hermit recipe on the internet!  My husband thanks you!  It’s one of his favorites!  :)

I’m going to keep these in mind for Christmas time.  They’d make a nice gift and they’re so quick and easy to make.  Check them out!

Here’s how to make them!


Prepare the dough as directed.


Be sure to use Baking Raisins!  They’re plump and juicy!


Make 6 logs using 1/2 cup of dough for each.  They should be 7-inches in length.


Place parchment paper on a large 15 x 20-inch sheet pan or prepare two smaller pans and bake them in two different batches.  Place the logs 2 - 3 inches apart as they will spread while baking.


Cool completely on a wire rack and cut each hermit into 3 bars.


This recipe is linked to:

Sweets for a Saturday

Recipe Swap Sundays

Hearth and Soul Hop

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Made From Scratch Tuesday

What’s Cooking Wednesday

What’s On Your Plate?

Full Plate Thursday

It’s a Keeper Thursday

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    WOW! That REALLY WAS nice of Betty to share all that info and recipe too. *-* Thanks both for sharing - I do love ginger and will add these to my ‘to try’ file…thanks much Jane. Awesome photos - they always help me figure out the process easier.

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    Betty says

    You are so welcome and was glad to share. I love old fashioned recipes. I always say you can’t go wrong with the wisdom and cooking of mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. They have already been to culinary school teaching their recipes from generation to generation. Good luck in your search to find the perfect hermit recipe for the hubby. I love your blog, such good recipes.

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    Hi Jane,
    Your Ginger Hermits look very good. I just love that ginger bread flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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    My mother made something similiar at the holidays. I almost forgot about these wonderful cookies, but they were a favorite. Thanks for the trip down memory lane and thanks for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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    I’ve never heard of “hermits”! Now I’ve got some Googling to do. These sound so tasty. I love ginger flavored dessert! Saved for baking this week!

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    Steve says

    Drakes made hermits back in the 1970’s, they were rectangular shaped and sold one to a package. I always thought it was an odd name but I ate them all through my elementary school years.

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