We got some rain with more on the way.
It's been holding steady at 64 degrees since I got up.
Oh, it's so nice to have a break from that heat!
It put me right in the mood for some fall baking.
Rainy days and baking go together.
Molasses Cream Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup hot water
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp instant coffee granules or powder
1 tsp cinnamon
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add egg and molasses and mix well. Add hot water and mix it in. Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture combining well. Pour into a greased 9" x 13" pan and bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 min. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Refrigerate what you don't eat right away.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter or margarine
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
About 3 cups of powdered sugar
Cream the butter and cream cheese with your electric mixer. Add milk and vanilla. Add powdered sugar until it's the consistency for spreading over bars.
I haven't done any crocheting yet, but I will tonight. I've been working today. I know, working on a weekend is a bummer. But I needed to because I was a slacker this week. So I was a responsible girl and did some work so now I feel free to do what I want. And what I want is some racing and some crochet and some good food, which is exactly what I'm doing this evening.
Right now I'm late for my 3:00 coffee and a sampling of those molasses creams! See ya.