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Frosted Creams

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

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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough

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Frosted Creams (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • milk to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cooled bars.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.
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.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.