Hermit Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Gluten-Free Hermit Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
Old-fashioned hermit cookies made modern with the use of gluten-free flour blend.
20 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time
18 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon
baking soda
1/8 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 tablespoons
sour cream
1/2 cup
sweetened dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 cup
chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Combine gluten-free flour blend, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt in bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine brown sugar and butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add gluten-free flour blend mixture and sour cream; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes or until chilled.
  3. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are browned.

Recipe Tips

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
25mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
1g
Fat
7g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I've made these twice now and they are delicious! Very much as I remember hermit cookies from my childhood, only of course gluten-free.

Rating

One solution is to add alittle more butter to the mixture. But, another suggestion is to beat the cookie dough until it "comes together" or forms a dough. Sometimes if it is a drier dough it takes a little longer than you would think. It could take 3-5 minutes. Hope this helps as you make it again.

Rating

well, i just tried this.... came out very crumbly, but put it in oven anyways... nothing changed. going to try this again.... VERY dry! will process again with 1 more tbl of butter.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
One solution is to add alittle more butter to the mixture. But, another suggestion is to beat the cookie dough until it "comes together" or forms a dough. Sometimes if it is a drier dough it takes a little longer than you would think. It could take 3-5 minutes. Hope this helps as you make it again.
Posted January 29, 2013

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