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Soft Spice Bars Recipe

"These bars have the old-fashioned taste of gingersnaps, but they're chewy and quick to fix," writes Sharon Nichols from her kitchen in Brookings, South Dakota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine butter, 1 cup sugar and molasses. Beat in egg until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; stir into the molasses mixture.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 110 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.