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Frosted Creams Recipe

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. YIELD:36 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 78 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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