Fruit and Nut Bar Cookies

A great addition to your holiday cookie tray. The spicy fruit flavors are reminiscent of holidays past.


4 tablespoons butter
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup walnuts or hazelnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/4 cup black currants or black raisins
1/4 cup yellow raisins
1 1/2 cups flour


Preheat oven to 350°

Grease an 11x15-inch jelly roll pan.

Warm honey and butter in a saucepan over a low flame. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine honey and flour mixtures. Batter will be thick. Stir in orange and lemon zest, spices, nuts and fruits. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix until combined.

Press dough into jelly roll pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Slice into bars while still warm.

Yields: 3 dozen bars

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