Spice Bars

3/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup honey
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup chopped dates (optional fruit to use: golden raisins or coconut)
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Utensils: 10 x 15 inch cookie sheet

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix by hand, NOT electric beater, the honey, sugar and oil. Add dry ingredients. Stir well. Add beaten egg and remainder of ingredients (mixture will be thick). Press into 1 lightly greased cookie sheet. Spread and work dough to edge with hand. Do not over bake! Glaze while still warm and cut while warm.

Mix ingredients by hand beater or fork, until smooth.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana