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These tasty bars have wonderful flavor from the molasses, ginger and cinnamon. They remind me of old-fashioned goodness.—Vivian Clark, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 78 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with water mixing well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cooled bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Creams in Country Woman May/June 2003, p24

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 78 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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