National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day 2022: Do you love spicy food? Do you love cookies? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then get ready to celebrate, because November 15 is National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day! What is a spicy hermit cookie, you ask? It’s a type of cookie that is traditionally made with molasses, spices, and raisins. The cookies are believed to have originated in the United States in the 19th century, and they were originally called “gingerbread men.” So if you’re looking for a delicious way to celebrate National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day, why not try making your own batch of cookies? We’ve got a great recipe for you below. Happy baking!
What is a Spicy Hermit Cookie?
A Spicy Hermit Cookie is a type of cookie that is made with molasses, ginger, and cinnamon. These cookies are typically associated with the fall and winter seasons.
The History of the Spicy Hermit Cookie
The Spicy Hermit Cookie is a traditional Newfoundland cookie that dates back to the early 1800s. The cookies were originally made with molasses and spices, and were said to be a favourite of Sir John Franklin, the British explorer who died while searching for the Northwest Passage. The cookies were brought to Newfoundland by British soldiers stationed in the colony, and eventually became a staple of the Newfoundland diet.
The cookies became known as “Spicy Hermits” due to their similarity to the American cookie known as the “Gingerbread Hermit.” The Spicy Hermit Cookie is a darker, more molasses-flavored version of the Gingerbread Hermit, and was said to be more popular with sailors due to its ability to withstand long voyages without going bad.
The Spicy Hermit Cookie was also popular among fishermen and other workers in the Newfoundland outports, as it was a hearty and nutritious snack that could be easily carried in a pocket or lunch pail. Today, the Spicy Hermit Cookie is still a popular treat in Newfoundland, and can be found in bakeries and supermarkets throughout the province.
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How to Make Spicy Hermit Cookies
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of margarine
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
1 package (12 ounces) of raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Cream together the sugars, margarine, eggs, and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Add the raisins and mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.