Gingerbread Squares


Gingerbread Squares

Gingerbread Squares

Children will love this moist, spicy treat. Get the entire family involved by decorating the squares together with frostings and candies to suit the holiday at hand.

Yield

Makes 9 squares

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg white
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sweetened applesauce
Decorations: tube frostings, colored sugars, red hot cinnamon candies or other small candies (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Beat in molasses and egg white.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Add to butter mixture alternately with applesauce, mixing well after each addition. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 9 squares. Frost and decorate, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 square (without frosting or decoration)
Calories 151
Calories from Fat 25 %
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 175 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Fat 1

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