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Frosty Fruit Bars

Frosty Fruit Bars
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 40
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups flour 11.2 oz
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins or cranberries
  • 1 cup mixed candied fruit
  • ½ cup chopped toasted nuts

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter I browned mine
  • 1 tablespoon rum or Jack D

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment or grease. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar; add egg, orange zest, and juice. Mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to creamed ingredients. Stir in raisins, candied fruit and nuts. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a strip roughly 7x12 (mine was more like 5x12) and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven; cool slightly, then frost with glaze while warm. Cut into strips.
  • Glaze: Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. If you decide to brown the butter, your will need to add a little extra booze or a little water to get the right consistency. I did this in a saucepan. I doubled it. Not sure it was necessary, but I prefer having too much than too little glaze.
  • Makes about 40, once you've eaten away the scraps.