Soft and spicy, these cookies are great to send to family or friends.
25 min.prep time
4 1/2 dozen cookies
Hermits are old-fashioned New England spice cookies. Here they get extra spice from the cut gumdrops in the batter. Their pleasantly moist texture comes from the brown sugar and sour cream. This makes them good shippers and the gumdrops make an enjoyable, chewy addition. Once tasted, they won't hide away like true hermits for long and are sure to please both children and adults.
Cut gumdrops with scissors dipped in cold water.
If cookies spread too much during baking, refrigerate dough until firm (1 hour).