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  • 1 cups - Sugar
  • 1/2 cups - Shortening
  • 1/2 cups - Margarine/Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Salt
  • 1 teaspoons - Baking Soda
  • 3 cups - AP Flour
  • 1/2 cups - Molasses
  • 1 cups - Raisins
  • 1 - Egg, Beaten
  • - Turbinado Sugar
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, shortening and margarine till smooth. Beat in the spices, salt and baking soda.

    Slowly stir in the flour, then add the molasses and beat well again. Stir in the raisins last.
    I used a KitchenAid with paddle attachment on slowest speed
    Pat hermits into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan; the mixture will be quite dry.
    Brush top with beaten egg and generously sprinkle with Turbinado sugar (natural sugar).
    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a light-colored aluminum pan; 20 to 25 minutes in a darker pan. In either case, don't over-bake; bars should barely be pulling away from the edge of the pan. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.

    Brief Description

    Kinda like a brownie, but molasses based - A New England Classic

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    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 20 min


    King Arthur Flour

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    January 7, 2013

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