CHEWY GINGER BARS
is a seductive recipe shared by the Kopper Family. Bar cookies make
baking easy and they taste great. You will find bright ginger and
cinnamon flavors married with the sweet of a cookie. This cookie plays
right into your hands if you’re pulling out a bottle of Zinfandel. The
spices highlight the flavors of a peppery Zinfandel, with the molasses
balancing the fruit flavors in the wine. It’s just hard to argue with a
nice, relaxing pairing like this.
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup butter
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar, if desired
Grease 13x9x2 inch pan. reheat oven to 3 F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. In a separate bowl, melt
butter and add brown sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, stirring
Spread into pan. Bake 20-25 minutes, until center is set. Cool completely. Dust bars with sifted powdered
sugar. Cut and enjoy.