Raisin Molasses Bars

2
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Raisin Molasses Bars

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Raisin Molasses Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies




Show 13 Comments & Reviews

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

16 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Because who doesn't love ooey, gooey, yummy, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies?! Here are some of the best recipes we know for your favorite cookie!

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

An easy and versatile cake mix cookies recipe that will become your go-to cookie recipe! Click here for the Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies recipe!

Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These 15 chocolate chip cookie recipes are not your typical cookies. From pretzels to pumpkin to apple to banana and more, they’re chock full of tasty little morsels you’ll find...