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Molasses Fruit Bars

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Ingredients
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Light / Dark)
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Powdered cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Powdered ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Clove powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Seedless raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Cream together first 4 ingredients with electric mixer or by hand until ingredients are well blended.
Add dry ingredients and mix.
It will be a moderately stiff dough.
Add raisins.
With floured fingers, press dough evenly into 2 - 9" x 9" x 1" greased and floured pans, or a 13" x 9" cookie sheet may be used.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cool and cut into bars and store in airtight container.
These cookies keep well and develop flavor and a chewy texture upon storage.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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