These chewy bars are great for dunkinginto a hot mug of tea of coffee. Chock full of luscious fruitand nuts these treats have just a touch of brandy and vanillato enrich the flavor.
Recipe: Old-Fashioned FruitBars
1 cup hot water 3/4 cup raisins 3/4 cup dried fruit 2 tablespoons brandy 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon – divided use 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup nuts, chopped 1/4 cup granulated sugar
In a bowl combine hot water, raisins,dried fruits and brandy or orange juice; set aside to soak.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray or cover with parchmentpaper.
In another bowl with an electric mixeron medium speed, mix together the 3/4 cup sugar, brown sugar,butter, eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add flour,1 teaspoon cinnamon (reserve 1 teaspoon) and baking soda; mixwell.
Drain fruit thoroughly and add to batterwith chopped nuts.
Moisten your hands and form the doughinto two long rolls on the cookie sheet. Mix 1/4 cup sugar withremaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle topsof logs generously with mixture.
Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown.Cool 15 minutes then slice the logs into 1/2-inch wide bars.Return cookie sheet to oven and bake 5 additional minutes. Turnoff the heat and allow cookies to remain in the oven for severalhours.
Makes 36 bars.
Note: These bars must cool gradually inthe oven for 3 hours after baking.
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