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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter and cool slightly. Stir in sugar, molasses, egg, and vanilla.
2
Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Stir the raisins and nuts (if used) into the flour to coat well.
3
Combine 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.
4
Cut 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