Hounds who love the flavor of molasses are wild about these chewy molasses squares. Unlike in gingerbread or spice cookies, where molasses plays a supporting role, in these bar cookies, it is the star flavor. “I made them two days ago, and then had to go get more molasses to be sure that they are as good the second time around as the first,” says somervilleoldtimer. “They are.” Though the recipe calls for any kind of unsulphured molasses, in subsequent batches, somervilleoldtimer used assertive, less sweet blackstrap molasses, and liked the cookies even better. bushwickgirl adds two teaspoons of grated orange rind. The squares keep very well for a week or so.

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