Glazed Molasses Bars
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk of choice OR freshly squeezed orange juice
Instructions
  1. Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer or with a handheld mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and honey.
  3. Add dry ingredients and raisins to wet ingredients, mixing till combined.
  4. Chill dough at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. On a floured surface, use hands to roll each piece of dough into a log measuring about 2 inches wide by 12 inches long. Transfer logs to parchment-lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake 16-18 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
  8. While cookies finish cooling, whisk together confectioner's sugar and milk or juice for the glaze. Drizzle cooled loaves with glaze, let glaze harden and then slice into bars.
Recipe by Heart & Stove at http://heartandstove.com/glazed-molasses-bars/