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Ginger Squares

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep 25 mins Freeze 30 mins Bake 375°F 8 mins  per batch
Ginger Squares
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  molasses
  • 1/3  cup  butter
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/3  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  ground ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
  •  Powdered sugar (optional)
Directions

1. In a saucepan combine molasses and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Pour into large bowl; cool to room temperature.

2. In a second bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and cloves. Set aside.

3. Stir egg into cooled molasses mixture. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Divide dough in half. On waxed paper, shape each dough half into a 1-1/2-inch square log, about 5-1/2 inches long. Wrap; chill in freezer about 30 minutes or until dough is firm enough to slice.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice logs into 18-inch slices (reshaping logs as necessary). Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Prick each several times with a fork. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes about 4 dozen.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts (Ginger Squares)
  • cal. (kcal) 44,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • chol. (mg) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 12,
  • sodium (mg) 37,
  • Potassium (mg) 46,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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