Ginger Cream Bars
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup hot coffee
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter. Sift together flour, salt,
soda and spices; add to creamed mixture. Add eggs, one at a time,
beating well after each addition. Blend in molasses, then the
Spread in a 15x10 inch baking pan.
Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes. Cool. For
frosting, cream butter and cream cheese; add sugar and vanilla and
beat until fluffy. Spread over bars.
Makes 5-6 dozen.