Peanut Butter Spice Bars

The beginning of this recipe reads like a peanut butter cookie, but then we have the addition of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, which I’m not as certain of. I’m curious if it would work, but I love peanut butter cookies so much, I don’t know if I would change them just to try this. Also, the recipe says an 8-inch pan will yield about 24 bars. You would cut one side into thirds, and then the other side into eighths to get 24 bars. Perhaps they are rich and a small cookie is sufficient?

Peanut Butter Spice Bars

1/4 cup shortening

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 well beaten egg

2 tablespoons molasses

3/4 cup enriched flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/3 cup milk

Thoroughly cream shortening, peanut butter and sugar. Add egg and molasses. Beat thoroughly. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk. Spread in oiled 8-inch square cake pan. Bake in moderate oven 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen bars.

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