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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Quick Gingerbread Coffee Bars

This recipe comes from the current issue of Today's Farmer.  I have to say this is the first time I have seen a recipe published that had an obvious error..  They left out an ingredient!!  Eggs...they were referenced in the the instructions but not I guessed... two eggs work..  Another must when eating this bar, you have to like Ginger!  We topped with whipped cream.

Ada Yoder, Clark, Mo.

1 cup shortening                 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup sugar                        1/2 tsp.ginger
1 cup water                        1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 cup molasses                1/2 tsp. salt
2-1/2 cups flour                  Confectioners' sugar (Optional)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs; beat well.  Beat in water and molasses.  Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.  Add to molasses mixture and mix well.  Spread in a greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 22 minutes or until bars test done.  Cool.  Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.. Yields 16 to 20 servings.

When using a different size pan as I did you will have to adjust baking time.  Smaller pan longer baking time.
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