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Mincemeat Bars Recipe:
Yields: 2 dozen bars
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
1 cup all-purpose
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cups firmly-packed light brown
2 tablespoons light or dark molasses
1 teaspoon grated
1/2 teaspoon pure orange extract
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup prepared
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons confectioners' (powdered) sugar), for topping
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour a 13- x 9-inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice together; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine egg, butter, brown sugar, and molasses; beat together until mixture is thick and
smooth. Add orange zest, orange extract, and vanilla extract; stir to mix. Add mincemeat, raisins and nuts; stir to mix. Add flour mixture;
stir until mixed.
Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan. Bake approximately 25 to 30 minutes or
until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven.
Using a fine-mesh sieve, dust the top of the hot cookie with
confectioners sugar. Leave cookie in pan to cool; place baking pan on wire rack to cool. When cool, cut into 2-inch squares.
Makes about 2 dozen bars.
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