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Gingerbread Squares

3 tablespoons margarine, softened 
2 tablespoons light brown sugar 
1/4 cup molasses 
1 egg white 
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 cup sweetened applesauce 

Decorations: tube frostings, colored sugars, red hot cinnamon candies or other small candies (optional) 

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside
Beat margarine and sugar in medium bowl until well blended
Beat in molasses and egg white
Combine dry ingredients in small bowl; mix well
Add to margarine mixture alternately with applesauce, mixing well after each addition
Transfer batter to prepared pan
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean
Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 9 squares. Frost and decorate, if desired

Food exchange 1-1/2 Starch 1 Fat
(1 Gingerbread Square (without frosting and decoration)) 
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 25 % Total Fat 4 g Saturated Fat 2 g 
Cholesterol 11 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Fiber 1 g Protein 2 g Sodium 175 mg

Courtesy Diabetic Cooking

Serves 9