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Raisin Bars


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup raisins, cooked
  • 1 cup liquid from cooked raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
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  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • nutmeats (opt.)


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar


Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat well, after each addition. Sift flour with cinnamon, salt and soda. Add alternately with raisin liquid. Stir in raisins. Add nutmeats, if desired. Pour in a well-greased 10x15 inch cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. When cool, frost. Frosting: Melt butter in pan. Add brown sugar and boil over low heat 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk and continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Blend well and frost.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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