Grandma's Fruit Bars

Jean Fisher

By
@Fairy62

This is a fairly quick pan cookie to make. I can remember Mother making these fairly often. Yummy!!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 32-48 bars
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The aroma is almost Christmas-like because of the cinnamon and cloves. The bars are sweet and spicy and the topping of a light confectioners icing is a nice touch. I think this would also be delicious served with whipped cream. I would take this to a potluck or even a bake sale!

Ingredients

2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c
shortening, butter flavor
3 c
flour
1 c
raisins
1/2 c
walnut pieces
2 large
eggs
1/4 tsp
cloves
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 c
coffee
1 tsp
baking soda

Step-By-Step

1Add baking soda to hot coffee. Set aside.

Using a regular size cookie sheet, spray with Pam baking spray.

2Cream sugar, shortening and eggs.

3Add dry and liquid ingredients alternately.

4Add raisins. You can substitute dates or candied fruit. Add nuts and blend well.

5Bake at 350 degrees. Check with toothpick inserted in center. Cool completely. Frost when cool with confectioners frosting.

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6Optional - Cut up walnuts and sprinkle on top of frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American