2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon rind
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup diced candied fruit
1 cup Steen's Pure Cane Syrup
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
4 tsps water


Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Heat syrup to boiling point in saucepan large enough for mixing cookies. Add sugar; cool. Beat in egg; add lemon rind. Gradually stir in flour mixture, nuts and fruit; chill several hours or overnight. Divide dough in half; place each half on a 15 x 12 inch greased baking sheet. Place wax paper over top and roll each into a rectangle 9 x 10 inches. Remove wax paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Blend together confectioners’ sugar and water. Brush over cookies while warm. Cool; cut into 2 x 3 inch bars. Store in tightly covered container.

YIELD: 2 ½ dozen bars