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Poor Man Cookies

Submitted by: dlstein on May 4, 2010
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Poor Man Cookies

These are a spiced bar cookie. They are good with a glaze on top or a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top.

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 12 or more

Prep Time: 20 minutes   Cook Time: 20 minutes  


1 cup raisins cooked in 1 1/2 cups water
1 cup liquid from raisins
1/2 cup shortening dissolved in hot raisin sauce
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)


Cook raisins and drain, reserving raisin sauce. Dissolve shortening in hot raisin sauce. Beat egg and sugar in a medium-size bowl. Combine all ingredients together with the egg/sugar mixture. Mix well. Pour onto a greased flower cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool then ice with a glaze or just sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Cut into bars.

Categories: Cookies & Bars, Desserts

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  1. 4-12

    Very good! I had a larger, shallower pan, so mine came out about 3/8″ thick, but they taste delicious. Added glaze and colored sprinkles to mine.

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