Ginger Cream Bars

Ginger Cream Bars

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup hot coffee

1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

In a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter. Sift together flour, salt, soda and
spices; add to creamed mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
addition. Blend in molasses, then the coffee.

Spread in a 15x10 inch baking pan.

Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes. Cool. For frosting, cream butter and cream
cheese; add sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Spread over bars.

Makes 5-6 dozen.