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Iced Spiced Ginger Bars




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 15 x 10-inch or a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, salt, coffee, a cup butter, molasses and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. To make frosting: In a small saucepan over low heat, cook 1/3 cup butter until light golden brown, stirring constantly.
  7. Add confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and water. Blend until smooth. (You may need to add a little more water.)
  8. Spread over cooled bars.


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