Plump juicy raisins in a moist cookie bar are so delicious, they make the perfect snack or treat. Once you get the ingredients mixed and into the oven, the delightful smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves scents the air and it is hard to wait for these bar cookies to come out of the oven. My mother used to make raisin bar cookies for her monthly get together with her neighbors. They all requested the recipe.
- 1 c. raisins
- 1 c. water
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. cloves
Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Grease or butter the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan.
In a medium saucepan, bring raisins and water to a boil over medium heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
While the raisins are cooling, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.
In a small bowl, sift or mix together flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Gently stir in the cooled, cooked raisins with a wooden spoon.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. You can frost the bars after they cool, but they really don’t need any because they are good on their own.