Apple Spice Bars

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup regular oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar

Cream shortening; add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt , and spices in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixtures, stirring well. Stir in oats, apple, raisins and pecans, mixing well.

Press mixture into a greased 15x10x1 inch jellyroll pan. Bakes at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack; sprinkle with powdered sugar, and cut into 2×1 inch bars.

Yield: about 6 dozen.

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