Summers not quite over. Not in my kitchen, it's not!! Although, is there really a season for yummy lemon bars?
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
Combine flour, baking soda, spices and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Add in the lemon juice and zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in raisins. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly colored on top. Cool in pan on wire rack. May be drizzled with a simple confectioners' sugar icing. Cut into large or small bars.
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