INGREDIENTS (makes 16 bars)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup mild molasses
- 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg white (large)
- 1/3 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
- 1/3 cup raisins, plumped and dried (I used 50% raising and 50% currants)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment (I used foil and greased it with butter).
Thoroughly stir flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt together in a medium size mixing bowl. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
In a small bowl, stir together molasses, butter, vanilla and egg white. Pour mixture into well; stir until well mixed. Stir in toasted pecans and raisins.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges seem browned and bars appear set and aromatic. Remove from oven and slide parchment onto a large cutting board. Slice each rectangle cross-wise into 1 ½ inch bars. Let cool completely. Recipe from CookieMadness.net