Frosted Coffee Bars
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs), firmly packed|
|Hot strong coffee||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Regular all purpose flour||1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Seedless raisins||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped|
|Powdered sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted|
|Soft butter/Margarine||1 Tablespoon|
|Strong hot coffee||3 Tablespoon|
Cream shortening with sugar; blend in egg, then the 1/2 cup coffee.
Sift flour, measure, and sift again with the baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well with first mixture.
Stir in the raisins and walnuts.
Spread batter in a greased cooky pan (11 by 16 inches) and bake in a 375° oven for about 15 minutes.
Cool in pan.
Spread with thin icing made by blending the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons coffee (add more coffee if needed).
When icing is set, cut into squares.