Dense bar cookies with a hint of coffee flavor. Nicely spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, eggs and applesauce. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into the batter alternately with the cold coffee. Finally, mix in the raisins and pecans. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 105 mg sodium. 28.6 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2005
The description of this bar cookie is accurately delicious. I made these for a cookie swap to send to college age daughters. They were the only 'healthy' option. The response on them was great. One girl thought they were a good quick breakfast-on-the-go. I made them with unbleached flour and a little less sugar. I personally prefer them without the sugar frosting and wrapped some individually to freeze for a few weeks. I served them this morning and think they tasted even better! Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
Very English (i.e. little taste)! It wasn't bad it just didn't live up to my expectations. With the coffee cinnamon and nutmeg I was expecting something really tasty but it's not very striking but it does go nicely after a spicy dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2005
The description of this bar cookie is accurately delicious. I made these for a cookie swap to send to college age daughters. They were the only 'healthy' option. The response on them was great. One girl thought they were a good quick breakfast-on-the-go. I made them with unbleached flour and a little less sugar. I personally prefer them without the sugar frosting and wrapped some individually to freeze for a few weeks. I served them this morning and think they tasted even better! Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
Very English (i.e. little taste)! It wasn't bad it just didn't live up to my expectations. With the coffee cinnamon and nutmeg I was expecting something really tasty but it's not very striking but it does go nicely after a spicy dinner. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2005
The description of this bar cookie is accurately delicious. I made these for a cookie swap to send to college age daughters. They were the only 'healthy' option. The response on them was great. One girl thought they were a good quick breakfast-on-the-go. I made them with unbleached flour and a little less sugar. I personally prefer them without the sugar frosting and wrapped some individually to freeze for a few weeks. I served them this morning and think they tasted even better! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2010
I thought it was delicious very moist. It was more like a cake so next time I will use a jellyroll pan. Too me bars should be thin. I used 1 cup brown sugar I didn t have raisins so I used dried cranberries. I gave it 4 stars because I changed the recipe! I think a glaze would be nice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
Very subtle spice flavours. I added a confectioners sugar and lemon juice glaze which brought out the flavours a bit more. Very cake like texture and rise and had to increase cooking time by almost 20 minutes to get center cooked. Would be a great breakfast sweet. Read More