Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian
Hermit Cookies
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
about 18 cookies
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
about 18 cookies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Cookies: 
Glaze:

Directions

Special equipment: A piping bag

For the cookies: Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, allspice and ginger in a medium bowl and set aside. 

Beat the butter, brown sugar and molasses together in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, eggs and orange zest. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix until incorporated. Add the spiced flour mixture and beat until the dough just comes together. Fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and refrigerate on a plate or baking sheet until firm, about 1 hour. 

Meanwhile, adjust the oven racks to the top and lower third of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. 

Arrange the chilled dough balls about 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the tops of the hermits are no longer glossy and the edges are firm, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely. 

For the glaze: While the cookies cool, mix the confectioners' sugar, egg whites and vanilla seeds in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth and shiny. 

Transfer the glaze to a piping bag and pipe stripes onto the cooled hermits. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Cook's Note

When measuring the flour, spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)

Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, shellfish and meat may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

More from:

12 Days of Cookies

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Compost Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Samantha Seneviratne

Venita's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Wayne Harley Brachman

Chocolate Brownie Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache and Strawberry Preserves

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Rugelach

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Hermits

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Glazed Hermit Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Hermits

Recipe courtesy of Nick Malgieri

Trending Videos 5 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking