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Nutritional Recipes

Hermit Cookies

Written by COA Nutrition Team On May 8, 2020

These soft and chewy cookies are full of warm spices that will make you feel like you’re a little kid sat in Grandma’s kitchen! And what makes them taste even better is how little effort it takes to bake them.


  • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup brewed coffee


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a light-colored baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Stir dates and nuts into flour mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter with brown sugar, egg, and cooled coffee.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until well-combined. Refrigerate dough for 10-20 minutes.
  6. Once dough is slightly chilled (it only needs to be chilled enough to handle) roll it into balls about the size of a tablespoon, or slightly larger. Place twelve balls on the baking sheet two inches apart and use your fingers to flatten them slightly.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through and just starting to brown on top.
  8. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and continue rolling balls until all the dough is used up.

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