A tasty treat for coffee break or dessert.
1 cup golden raisins
2/3 cup strong brewed Café Campesino coffee
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine raisins, coffee and cinnamon in a small bowl and let stand for a few minutes (while you're preparing the rest of recipe).
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt and combine with creamed mixture. Add in raisin mixture.
Spread batter in greased 9x13 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
While still warm, spread with coffee glaze, which is made by adding enough coffee to 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar to achieve a thin spreading consistency.
Cut into bars when cool.