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Glazed Ginger Bars

 Glazed Ginger Bars
I can’t think of the holidays without these luscious bars. The aroma and flavor of ginger is just right for the season, and the light glaze adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
32 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • ORANGE GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 5 teaspoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in molasses and egg. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda,
  • baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix
  • well. Stir in raisins.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes

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Glazed Ginger Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • out clean.
  • Combine the glaze ingredients until smooth; spread over warm bars.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into bars. Yield: 32
  • bars.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 125 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.