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Gingerbread Bars

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Ingredients
  Vegetable oil spray 1
  Unsalted margarine 6 Tablespoon (acceptable, at room temperature)
  Firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg whites 2 Large
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Whole wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry skim milk powder 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Powdered ginger 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Coarsely chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Spray a 12 1/2 x 8-inch baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
In a large bowl, beat margarine at medium speed until creamy.
Add brown sugar and beat at high speed until light, 1 to 2 minutes.
Beat in egg whites.
Add molasses and beat until no lumps remain.
In a separate bowl, sift together flours, dry skim milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Add sifted ingredients to margarine mixture and blend thoroughly.
Stir in nuts and mix well.
The dough will be sticky.
Place the dough in center of prepared pan.
Using a spatula or wet hands, spread dough evenly in pan.
Place pan on center rack of oven and bake 25 minutes.
Allow to cool at least 5 minutes.
Cut into 30 bars and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked

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