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Sticky Ginger Squares

Prep:
20 mins
Cooking:
40 mins
Yields:
2 dozen squares
Only for a true lover of ginger!!
These do seem to improve the day after making them.

Ingredients

1 1/4 Cups flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground allspice
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup, diced, crystallized ginger,generous
1/4 cup molasses
2 large eggs
1 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup melted butter
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1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup, generous, diced crystallized ginger

Directions

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 13X9 pan with parchment paper
For squares:
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, ginger, allspice, salt, baking soda and crystallized ginger.
In another bowl stir together molasses, eggs, brown sugar and butter.
combine wet and dry ingredients, beat until smooth.
Spread batter in prepared pan.
Set aside.
Topping:
Blend together with pastry blender or fingers, butter, flour, salt, and brown sugar until fairly well blended. Ok if some lumps of butter remain. Stir in crystallized ginger.
Bake base for 15 minutes. Top with streusel and bake an additional 30 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Remove squares from oven, run a knife around edges to loosen. Cool.
Cut into squares.