Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stone Cottage Molasses Bars

Handsome Husband is not real big on sweets, unless one of the main ingredients is molasses.  I am always looking for recipes that include molasses.  Well, Beautiful Sister gave me one of these.


It's just like the one Mom had when we were growing up.  Talk about bringing back memories of our childhood kitchen!


So, I went looking for a recipe with molasses and, of course, found one.  It was right next to the brownies.  Here is the original recipe. 


I modified it just a little.  Here's what worked for me:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

I don't know why I like to stir molasses recipes with a fork, but I do.  Follow the directions in the original recipe of what order to add things and stir things and bake.  I sprinkled powdered sugar on top.  This recipe made a 9 x 13 inch pan of molasses bars. 



I bet you are shocked to see a full pan since my photos usually show a piece missing!  Well, frankly at this point, the molasses bars were still too hot to eat!


As soon as they were cool, they were gone!  It seemed appropriate to make these on Mother's Day using a cookbook just like Mom's! 



I hope your Mother's Day was filled with joy!  ;-)  -Marci

10 comments:

  1. They sound good. I love old cookbooks.

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  2. When I get my turkey fig trees planted, and when they start producing, and when I start harvesting enough for a recipe, would you post the fig recipe in its entirety? Thanks. . .gotta go, need to find a fig tree.

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  3. Hi, Mindie! These molasses were very tasty! I'm so glad you stopped by! -Marci

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  4. Hello, Tami! I didn't even notice the Fig recipe until you mentioned it. Of course you can have the recipe! Just let me know when you are ready! -Marci

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  5. These look sooo yummy.. I am your sure your Mommy just loved them!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  6. Hi, AmieAnn! These bars were a big hit!

    Hi, Carrie! So glad you stopped by! -Marci

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  7. I have this cookbook that I received as a wedding gift! It was my only cookbook for a while, and I still use it. Thanks for visiting my blog, I have been enjoying reading posts on your lovely blog!

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