Boil 1 cup raisins in 1 1/2 cup water for 8 minutes. There should be 3/4 c. liquid left.
Beat with beaters: 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 eggs
Add: 2 cups plus 2 Tbs flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Liquid from raisins
Put on greased 10 x 15 jelly roll pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.
1 TBS margarine. Melt on stove top. Put in 2 Tbs milk. Add enough powdered sugar to desired consistency. Add vanilla or almond or lemon flavoring. Pour glaze over raisin squares immediately after they come out of the oven.
This is a recipe my mom got 30+ years ago from Rhea Rader. It is one of my favorite. I often make raisin squares when it is Scott's turn to bring treats for their morning administrator meeting.