Spicy apple-oatmeal bars

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup All-purpose flour; sifted
¾ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Cocoa
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
⅓ cup Shortening
¾ cup Granulated sugar
2 \N Egg
1 cup Rolled oats
1½ cup Apple; peeled and diced
½ cup Walnuts; coarsely chopped
\N \N Confectioner's sugar; for decoration

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-by-9-1-¾-inch baking pan. Sift flour with baking powder, soda, salt, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside. In a large bowl of electric mixer, beat shortening with granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating until very light and fluffy. At low speed, beat in flour mixture just until combined. Then, with spoon, stir in oats, apple and the chopped walnuts. Turn mixture into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes, or until test done. Let cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

Cut in bars REG 3 Marie Smith Rhode Island, USA Recipe by: Marie Smith

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 283 by "Marie Smith" <craftee@...> on Nov 21, 1997

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