Good 'n' Chewy Hermits. A favorite old New England recipe that has stood the test of time. Because of their high sugar and fat content, these bars have great keeping qualities; back in the days of the clipper ship, tins of hermits accompanied many a sailor as he set out for the Orient, or far-flung ports in other parts of the world.
Hermit cookie recipes for a snowy day Hermit cookies like his mother used to make — that was the reason Don Hildebrandt of Carol Stream wrote to the Daley Question, looking for a Chicago Tribune recipe from 1964. The recipe, from Mrs. Frances Flanagan of La Moille, Ill., was found and published as a Daley Question column... http://www.baltimoresun.com/ct-hermit-cookie-recipes-from-readers-20150112-column.html