Recipe by Riki Kongtong
"Favorite family cookie bar with yummy raisin filling... (don't really know where it came from, but we've been using it for 30-plus years)"
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2 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups
sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups
Only thing I found to be slightly different is that it took the raisin filling only about a minute plus to start to thicken. I use a gas oven, so perhaps that has something to do with it. I felt like it needed more liquid, so I fudged and added a 1/4 blackberry wine. ;-) This is such a hit with the family, I don't think I'll get a chance to try it the right way! Great recipe, thanks!
These are ok but I wouldn't go crazy over them. The bottom/topping was really dry so they're very crumbly and a bit messy to eat. I'll eat them myself but wouldn't serve to company.
This cookie was very good but we felt it had too many raisons so I decreased the recipe to 1 1/2 cups raisons and now we are enjoying them often.
I would like to rate this four and one-half stars. The only problem is that the topping comes out a little too dry. I have made them according to the directions. I have made them , adding dried apricots to the raisins..another time, orange marmalade...another, apricot preserves. I just made up a batch , dividing the butter in half with peanut butter. It gave it a nice "light" peanut butter taste ( and I did use the raisin filling. Maybe next time, with the peanut butter, Strawberry Preserves ? ) In place of the raisins, I would try figs...This would be the closest to the old favotite cookies " Fig Newtons".
These were a major hit with my children, my uncle and everyone else. Yummy!
The first time I made it, I had 3 requests for the recipe.
I made this for a work potluck and it got rave reviews! A really great fall treat! I did modify it a little bit. For the filling, I only used 1/4C white sugar. I used apple cider instead of water, and replaced the lemon juice (which I didn't have) with apple cider vinegar. Also, I used about half golden raisins and half regular raisins and I think it really made a difference! Just sweet enough! Oh, and since everyone said it was getting too crumbly, I sprayed a little apple cider on the base layer after pressing it into the pan. It was still a bit crumbly, but it stayed together enough for people to pick it up with their hands and take a bite. Great recipe!
Really liked the raisin filling, but did not care for the crust.
I added half-2/3 cupful of crashed walnut and it tasted wonderful. I personally want the dough to be less sweeter, so next time I will use less sugar. But this one tasted pretty great considering it was really easy to make :) Thanks for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 202
** Calories from Fat: 56
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