Mrs. Jones Cookies
35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
1 servings
This is a depression-era bar cookie. My mother learned it from the wife of my father's first boss. It is a favorite of mine. The sweetness of the bar and the tartness of the icing balance one another just right. Don't substitute butter or margerine for the Crisco. It won't work. And I just put down a random amount of powered sugar in the recipe for the icing. Use more or less, as you want and depending on the size of your lemon, so it is easy to spread. My handwritten recipe specifies seedless raisins. Imagine: you used to be able to buy raisins with seeds.

Categories:  <-60-mins , north-american , bar-cookie , low-in... , time-to-make , low-protein , american , heirloom~historical , number-of-servings , healthy , from-scratch , cookie-and-brownie , dessert , for-large-groups ,
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Serving Size (1289.2 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 4316.32 Calories from Fat 1127.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 125.25g 192.69%
Saturated Fat 78.88g 394.38%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3635.29mg 151.47%
Total Carbohydrate 813.66g 271.22%
Dietary Fiber 32.65 g 130.61%
Sugars 608.83 g %
Protein 35.21g 70.42%
Vitamin A 26.26IU% Vitamin C 5.53mg%
Calcium 227.5mg% Iron 12.61mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4