Molasses Fruit Bars
|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|
|Powdered cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Powdered ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Clove powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Seedless raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
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.
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.