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Fruit Bar Cookies

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=161718

Ingredients

  1. 1 c. sugar
  2. 1 c. raisins
  3. 1/2 c. shortening
  4. 1 c. hot water
  5. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  7. 1/4 tsp. cloves
  8. 1 beaten egg
  9. 2 c. flour
  10. 1/2 tsp. salt
  11. 1 tsp. soda
  12. 1/2 c. chopped dates
  13. 1/2 c. chopped nuts

Directions

  1. Mix together and boil five minutes the sugar, raisins, shortening and hot water.
  2. Then add spices and mix well.
  3. Allow to cool to lukewarm.
  4. Then add the beaten egg.
  5. Sift dry ingredients and add to cooled mixture.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Add dates and nuts.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Spread in a greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. Frost and cut into squares.