Beth Bowen's Spicy Cookie Bars Recipe

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Beth Bowen's Spicy Cookie Bars

Caroline ShupertRecipes

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@cmaude

These spicy cookie bars were served in the Indiana governor's mansion when Otis Bowen was governor of the state. Beth, his wife, published many delicious recipes in local Indiana newspapers back in those years.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

SPICY COOKIE BARS:

1 c
raisins
1 c
water
1/2 c
shortening
1 large
egg, slightly beaten
1 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
allspice
1/2 tsp
cloves
1 c
chopped walnuts

AFTER BAKING BARS SPRINKLE TOP WITH:

2-3 Tbsp
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13 inch pan and set aside.

In a saucepan bring the water and raisins to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Allow to col to lukewarm.
2
Meanwhile mix shortening, egg, and sugar together. Set aside.

In another bowl stir together all remaining unused ingredients except nuts and powdered sugar. Stir in raisins and shortening mixture. Finally stir in nuts.
3
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes. When cool dust with powdered sugar and cut into 24 bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies