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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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4034 Calories from Fat 1448

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 164 g252.2%

Saturated Fat 41 g205.1%

Trans Fat 20.2 g

Cholesterol 253.8 mg84.6%

Sodium 3922.7 mg163.4%

Total Carbohydrates 628 g209.2%

Dietary Fiber 17.5 g70.2%

Sugars 374 g

Protein 40 g80%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 11.2%

Calcium 59.4% Iron 127.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Molasses Fruit Bars Recipe