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Raisin Spice Squares

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Description This is from the archives of my grandmother, Ethel Eynard.  Jefferson City, MO. 1975.
Ingredients
At a glance
Course
Desserts
Cookies
Difficulty
Medium Difficulty
Source
Generations – My Family Cookbook
Makes
24
2 C. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. raisins
2 C. water
1 egg
1/2 C. vegetable shortening
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
Orange frosting – see below
Methods/steps
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.  Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt onto wax paper.  Boil raisins rapidly in the 2 cups water in an uncovered medium-size saucepan for 10 minutes.  Transfer raisins and their liquid to a large bowl.  Cool to lukewarm.  Stir in egg; then shortening and sugar; then flour mixture; add nuts.  Turn into prepared pan.Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  Frost with orange frosting, cut into squares.

Orange Frosting
2 C. shifted 10X (confectioners’ sugar)
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. melted butter
Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth and spread able.

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