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Old Fashioned Raisin Bars
THESE ARE so easily made and taste so good as an accompaniment for Summer fresh fruit salads. I keep them on hand in my freezer for emergencies.
One cup raisins
One cup water
One-half cup butter
One cup sugar
One and three-fourths cups unsifted all-purpose flour
One tsp. baking soda
One-fourth tsp. salt
One tsp. each: cinnamon and allspice
One-half tsp. cloves
Chopped nuts (optional)
Combine raisins and water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add butter; cool to lukewarm. Place in mixing bowl; add sugar, egg and dry ingredients that have been sifted together. With electric mixer, beat until thoroughly blended. Turn into greased and floured jelly roll pan (15½x10½x1-inch) and bake in preheated 350-degree oven about 25 minutes. Cool.
Frost with combination of two tablespoons butter, melted; one teaspoon vanilla, one and three-fourths cup confectioners’ sugar and enough milk for spreading consistency.–Yields about eight dozen.