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
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