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Chai Bars with Honey Ginger Icing
Serves: 16
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For the cookies:
  • ½. c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened.
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1.5 tsp ginger
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp. cloves
  • ¾ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground star anise
For the icing:
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • water
For the bars:
  1. Mix butter and sugars in a mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Add egg and mix well. Add flour, spices and salt, and stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Press into a 9X12 baking pan that has been greased with Baker’s Joy (or buttered and floured) and smooth with a spatula until the dough is even and flat. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the cookies are a pale golden brown. Let cool.
For the icing:
  1. Mix honey, ground ginger, and powdered sugar together in a bowl. Add water until the icing is at a spreadable consistency, and spread over the cooled cookies. Cut with a pastry cutter or pizza wheel. It will take several hours for the icing to become firm enough to transport, so plan accordingly.