Raisin Molasses Bars

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I've been going through a lot of old family recipes, and recipes I collected back when I was a young bride and new mother. Most of them were for baked goods. Here is another one - from a bygone era. Not sure where I got it, but we've enjoyed these bars a few times over the years.


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Serves:
24-30 small bars
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

6 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
sugar
2/3 c
molasses or sorghum
1
slightly beaten egg
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
white whole wheat four
1/8 tsp
each salt and baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/8 tsp
each cloves and ginger
1 c
raisins
3/4 c
chopped walnuts (optional)

TOPPING

2 tsp
cinnamon
1/3 c
sugar

OR, USE LEMON GLAZE:

2/3 c
confectioners sugar
1/8 c
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
vanilla

Step-By-Step

1Melt butter and cool slightly. Stir in sugar, molasses, egg, and vanilla.
2Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Stir the raisins and nuts (if used) into the flour to coat well.
3Combine dry ingredients with the sugar mixture until well blended. Pour into a greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch cookie or jelly roll pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12-13 minutes.
4Cut the cake into bars when cool and dust with the cinnamon-sugar topping. *OR, top with the lemon glaze: Stir together, adjusting sugar or juice to desired consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies