Monday, December 16, 2013

Oatmeal Bars with Icing


1 3/4cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tsp milk

350 degrees.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.

Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.

In a Kitchenaid mixer, beat shortening and sugar together. Beat in eggs, the molasses and vanilla.  Then mix in dry ingredients.

 Then mix in oats, raisins and pecans.  Cut batter into four.  Form each into a log, two length-wise on each cookie sheet.  Bake for 19 - 20 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes and cut into 1 inch bars.  After the bars are completely cool, stir icing sugar and milk together and drizzle over bars.


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    1. I think these may be my favourite new cookie recipe this year. But I did make some ginger ones today and they are wonderful so it's a toss up. I should take pictures of the ginger ones and post them too. J