Molasses-ginger bars

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Butter Or Margarine;Softened
½ cup Brown Sugar; Packed
½ cup Molasses
1 each Egg; Large
1½ cup Flour; Unbleached
1½ teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ginger; Ground
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
⅓ cup ;Water
½ cup Raisins
1 x Powdered Sugar

TOPPING

In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter or margarine and brown sugar till mixture is light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Thoroughly blend flour, baking powder, ginger, salt and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with water; mix well. Stir in raisins. Pour mixture into greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool thoroughly; sift powdered sugar on the top and cut into bars.

Makes 36 bars.

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