Holiday Raisin Shortbread Bars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine water and raisins in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Spray 8 inch square baking dish with 'bakers spray'. (Non-stick spray with flour in it).
- Combine all dry ingredients except for sugar. Set aside.
- With hand-held mixer beat sugar and room temperature butter until creamed. Slowly add, in 3 batches, the dry mixture. Fold in cooled raisins.
- Pat dough into baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until sides are golden and toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool and cut into bars. They are very yummy eaten warm.