Rhubarb Cookies

Rhubarb Cookies are delicious. Here is my short collection of rhubarb cookies (and bars).

Rhubarb Cookies

Ingredients:

1/4 lb butter
1 c Sugar, brown, light
1 Egg
1 c Cooked rhubarb, drained **
2 c Flour
1/4 ts Salt
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Nutmeg, grated
1 ts Cinnamon
1/2 ts Ground cloves
3 T crystallized ginger; finely chopped (opt)
1/2 c Walnuts; chopped
1 c raisins

Procedure:

** To cook rhubarb: Use a proportion of 4 cups sliced rhubarb cut in 1/2-inch pieces to 1 cup sugar. Toss the rhubarb and sugar 1/2-inch pieces to 1 cup sugar. Toss the rhubarb and sugar together and let steep overnight (you will be amazed at how much juice the rhubarb gives off). Pour off 3/4 cup of the liquid and use for a drink. Cook the rhubarb slices in the remaining until just tender but still holding their shathe remaining until just tender but still holding their shape, less than 5 minutes. The rhubarb is ready to eat as is, to use in other recipes, or to freeze in containers.

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and beat until light, then stir in the rhubarb. Stir the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices together and toss until thoroughly mixed. Stir the dry ingredients into the rhubarb mixture until the two are blended, then fold in the optional ginger, the walnuts, and the raisins. Drop the batter by the tablespoonful onto greased baking sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart, and bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 12 minutes, until lightly browned at the edges.


Sour Cream-Rhubarb Squares

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.

Mix sugar, nuts, melted butter and cinnamon until crumbly and set aside.

In a separate bowl, cream together brown sugar, shortening and egg. Add flour, soda and salt to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Lastly, stir in rhubarb. Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle with reserved topping.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes. Cut in squares and serve warm or cool.