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Iced Hermits

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These bars, topped with brown-sugar icing and candied ginger, are best a day or two after they are baked so the flavors have a chance to deepen.

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  • jesse_belle_us
    4 JAN, 2012
    I am in the process of making this for the very first time, with very little baking experience. I had to candy my own ginger, and found it to be challenging, and just that took longer than it was supposed to. I'm hoping the overall recipe for these hermits goes well. I found this recipe via supercook.com recipe database.
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  • kristin620111
    18 DEC, 2010
    This recipe is a gem....Hermits are my fathers favorite cookie and mine also. The pleasure I get from his smile is priceless....by far the best recipe I have made of this cookie. Thank you!
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  • Leimokihana
    15 DEC, 2009
    This one of my absolute favorite cookies. I made it 3 or 4 times last year for Xmas b/c it was so popular and unusual. Just made a double batch for a cookie exchange. Candied ginger is cheap in the bulk section of most health food stores. The confect sugar doesn't need to be sifted for the icing, it melts right in.
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  • jonmartinelli
    6 MAR, 2009
    Josephine, click the print button above to get the recipe to open in a new window
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  • josephinebat10
    5 MAR, 2009
    HOW CAN THESE BE COMMENTED ON WHEN THE RECIPE HAS NOT BEEN PRINTED UP ON THIS SITE. THEY MUST BE MAGIC TO READ THROUGH THE SCREEN AS THERE'S NO RECIPE HERE ONLY THE COMMENTS, DAH!
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  • CaroA
    14 NOV, 2008
    PS I'm in England too, Lesley, and I'd never heard of them either. Good, though, aren't they?
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  • CaroA
    14 NOV, 2008
    These are superb. I missed out the raisins (family not keen), and they still work really well. They're like a cross between English gingerbread and German lebkuchen. Yum!
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  • lesleyburnett
    14 NOV, 2008
    I am reading this in the uk and have never heard of hermits at all!
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  • ddentremont
    13 NOV, 2008
    I'm from Boston and have never seen round hermits. I guess it depends on where you're from! They looked like they were done in flat oblongs and then cut into bars. They sound yummy.
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  • mykele
    13 NOV, 2008
    All of the recipes for hermits that I have are called cookies and are never called bars. Is this another modification by the staff?Hermits are chuncky round cookies.
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