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(adapted from Cook’s Illustrated)


Ingredients You'll Need

8 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground mace (or pinch of nutmet
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (use less if using salted butter)
1 cup raisins (plumped)
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 egg, beaten


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


Cream together butter and sugar using high speed of electric mixer.


Beat for 3 minutes.


Beat in eggs and molasses.


In a separate bowl, stir together all dry ingredients.


Stir dry ingredients into molasses mixture.


Stir in raisins and nuts.


Line two baking sheets with parchment or silpats.


Divide dough into 2 sections and form two logs of about 14×2 inches.


Brush logs with beaten egg.


Bake for 15 minutes.


Let cool for 15 minutes.


Slice each log at an angle about 2 inches thick. Makes about 16 bars.


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