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Festive Garam Masala Gingerbread Squares

Festive Garam Masala Gingerbread Squares

Recipe courtesy of Preena Chauhan of Arvinda’s Healthy Gourmet Indian Cooking. Photo credit: Paresh Chauhan

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Ingredients

Garam Masala Gingerbread Squar

¼
cup butter
¼
cup sugar
2
eggs
1
cup molasses
½
cup milk
2 ¼
cup all-purpose flour
½
tsp baking powder
2
Tbsp garam masala (such as Arvinda’s Garam Masala)
1
Tbsp cocoa
½
cup almonds, coarsely chopped
½
cup black raisins

Garam Masala Orange Glaze

1
cup icing sugar
2
Tbsp orange juice
1
tsp orange zest
¼
tsp garam masala (such as Arvinda’s Garam Masala)

Assembly and Garnish

½
cup mixed citrus peel
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Directions

Step 1

Line a large rectangular baking pan (11’’ x 15’’) or baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375F.

Step 2

In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar. Add eggs and mix. In a separate bowl, whisk molasses and milk together. Combine with egg mixture.

Step 3

Sift in flour, baking powder, Arvinda’s Garam Masala and cocoa and mix. Fold in almonds and raisins.

Step 4

Spread mixture onto parchment paper in a smooth ¼” layer.

Step 5

Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes or until top bubbles and is cooked. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Step 6

In a small bowl, sift icing sugar and stir in orange juice. Mix in orange zest and Arvinda’s Garam Masala.

Step 7

Cut into small 1” x 1” squares. Drizzle each square individually with Garam Masala Orange Glaze and a sprinkle of mixed citrus peel.

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