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Chewy Hermit Bars

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Servings: 8
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/2  c  Shortening
3/4  c  Brown Sugar
2  ea  Eggs, Large
1/2  c  Molasses
1 1/2  c  Flour, Unbleached
3/4  ts  Cinnamon, Ground
1/2  ts  Baking Soda
1/2  ts  Nutmeg, Ground
1/2  ts  Cloves, Ground
1/4  ts  Salt
1 1/2  c  Raisins
1/2  c  Nuts, Chopped

Cream shortening and brown sugar till fluffy; blend in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add molasses; beat well. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in raisins and nuts. Spread in greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degreed F. for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly; sift powdered sugar over the top. Cool thoroughly; cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.

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