Soft Spice Bars

These bars have the old-fashioned taste of gingersnaps, but they're chewy.

3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/4 cup molasses 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a mixing bowl, combine butter, 1 cup of sugar and molasses. Beat in egg until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; stir into the molasses mixture. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not overbake. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.

Yield: 2-1/2 dozen

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