Like a brownie, but gingery.

Jozi
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Mash the brown sugar, butter, and molasses together in a bowl with a spoon until the mixture is creamy and thoroughly combined. Mix in the ginger, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir 1/4 of flour mixture into the butter mixture at a time, incorporating each addition before adding the next. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

277.6 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 41.5g 13% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 58.1mg 19% DV; sodium 354.3mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
Another update!- I was the first reviewer of this recipe a couple of years ago and I have been enjoying these on a regular basis ever since. Then yesterday I had an epiphany- Brownie Sundae! I topped these warm gingery, gooey delights with some french vanilla ice cream and warm roasted pears in pear caramel sauce. I topped with a few toasted walnuts and a dollop of whiskey whipped cream. Eye-rolling-toe-curling-oh-my-God good! 12/13/14 Im sitting here again eating one after another of these fabulous brownies. I can taste the butter, the brown sugar, the molasses etc... Every ingredient seems to be perfectly balanced with every other ingredient. Jozi is either a baking genius or very lucky because these are perfection. I am a shameless, unapologetic tweaker but my advice is to do these exactly as written the first time. You can always tweak them when you make them again. And you will make them again. I can almost guarantee it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2012
Good flavor but extremely heavy. More cake like than brownie like. Enjoyable but will probably not make again. Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2014
Another update!- I was the first reviewer of this recipe a couple of years ago and I have been enjoying these on a regular basis ever since. Then yesterday I had an epiphany- Brownie Sundae! I topped these warm gingery, gooey delights with some french vanilla ice cream and warm roasted pears in pear caramel sauce. I topped with a few toasted walnuts and a dollop of whiskey whipped cream. Eye-rolling-toe-curling-oh-my-God good! 12/13/14 Im sitting here again eating one after another of these fabulous brownies. I can taste the butter, the brown sugar, the molasses etc... Every ingredient seems to be perfectly balanced with every other ingredient. Jozi is either a baking genius or very lucky because these are perfection. I am a shameless, unapologetic tweaker but my advice is to do these exactly as written the first time. You can always tweak them when you make them again. And you will make them again. I can almost guarantee it. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2011
Lovely spicy tasty bites. Since my crew loves their ginger baked goods to have a pleasantly warm afterglow I added a full tablespoon of ginger and several good shakes of cayenne pepper. Then sprinkled the top with sugar to ensure a crackly crust. These didn't disappoint. I'm perplexed by the reviews that call this recipe "cake-like" because mine were nice and chewy with a thin shiny crust that shattered when bitten into. To be fair I need to note that I used only all purpose flour as I didn't have any whole wheat. Maybe that made the difference? Another possible explanation I can think of is overbaking. They were devoured in no time flat and one friend who is a major fan of gingersnaps said he actually prefers these because of their chewy texture - the flavor is virtually the same. These are easy to whip up in no time at all - much quicker than making individual cookies. I always keep molasses on hand and this is just about as good an excuse as any I've found for continuing to do so. A Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2012
These are really good! Very easy. The batter is quite thick, but gently spread it in the 9x13 pan. I baked mine for 35 minutes and have crispy edges and a soft interior. Mine are very much the texture of brownies, not like a cake at all. I read the reviews and added a sprinkling of cayenne and just a pinch of cloves. Also sprinkled the top with some white sugar before baking, which gives a little sparkle to the top. One reviewer mentioned they were too salty...I wonder if that person may have used salted butter and also added the salt in the ingredient list. I used unsalted butter. Also, be sure to sift your baking powder and soda into the flour. Perhaps you tasted a little lump of baking soda. Just guessing. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
These are incredible - chewy sweet (but not too sweet) the perfect amount of gingery zip. Try these. Love them. As an aside it did take a little extra time in my oven - almost 40 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
These are outrageously delicious! Perfect just the way they are we loved them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2011
I gave this recipe to my 16 yr to make for my b-day present. I had not baked it prior so I was not sure what to expect. (Risky yes) While I enjoyed the flavor it did need a longer baking time (by at least 10 min) than indicated in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
These are really good. I found them to have chewy and brownie-like texture. I did have to bake a bit longer (more like 40 minutes) but did not wait until my toothpick came out dry- just clean. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2012
I like Big Soft Ginger Cookies slightly better but these are really good and easier to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2011
I went out of town for a day came back and the entire pan was gone! Beautifully moist and delicious definitely not cakey with a nicely balanced ginger flavor. I baked mine for around 38 mins. which made the edges slightly crispier than I would have liked but the interior was perfect and cut into squares with no problem. These will be a fall tradition from now on. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2012
Good flavor but extremely heavy. More cake like than brownie like. Enjoyable but will probably not make again. Read More
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