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Gingerbread Bars with Orange Frosting
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2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened

1 cup water

2/3 cup light molasses

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice  


4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


Red and green sprinkles, if desired

 *Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and cloves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine granulated sugar and 1/2 cup margarine in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add water, molasses and eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all frosting ingredients except sprinkles in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Frost cooled bars. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

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