Mary’s Maine Bars
The OXO and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer campaign is something that I’m always proud to participate in every year. Cancer has impacted my life in more ways than I wish were true and supporting this group is something that I love to do. If you’ve missed what they are all about, make sure you go check out the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer website.
This year, OXO has also partnered with Dorie Greenspan, a legend in the baking world! I have two of Dorie’s other books, Baking: From My Home to Yours and Around My French Table. I’m thrilled to have made a recipe from her newest book, Dorie’s Cookies called Mary’s Maine Bars. These bars are incredibly thick and chewy! Perfect for the flavor combinations your taste buds are about to embark!
The mingling of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and molasses screams gingerbread, but the texture of these bars give you a different feeling than the gingerbread cookie. It’s hard to describe, but there is something wonderful about it. You’ll have to see for yourself. I enjoyed these most mornings with a cup of coffee.
Recipe from Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 185mg Carbohydrates: 37g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 23g Protein: 3g
Recipe from Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
To make Mary’s Main Bars I used OXO’s Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish with Lid and a Brownie Spatula to help release the bars from the baking dish. The glass baking dishes come with a lid, and if you do a lot of baking and sharing of said baked goods, you know how crucial a lid can be. It beats wrapping foil around the dish and then the foil tearing.
The dishes, made from BPA – free borosilicate glass and can withstand extreme temperature changes, so it’s not going to shatter while you’re just trying to make some brownies or bars. I even cut the bars with the brownie spatula. It worked just as well as a knife and saved me from doing even more dishes!
While mixing the bars, I used the Illuminating Digital Hand Mixer. Let me tell you, having a light so you can see what is going on as you mix your recipe is a life saver. The hand mixer also has digital controls to speed up or slow down the speed as needed. These controls are extremely fluid and transition from one speed to the next with ease.
Another impressive feature of the digital hand mixer is that you can clip in the beaters, so everything stays together when you are storing it.
With my old hand mixer (I’m talking…old…this thing might be older than I am!) I always lost the beaters and would have to spend 15 minutes digging around in drawers searching!
OXO will be donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post submitted via participating bloggers (up to their $100,000 commitment*.) Their generosity every single year to this worthy cause fills my heart and soul up. Thank you to OXO, Dorie Greenspan and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Keep up the remarkable work.
Disclosure: This post is a part of OXO’s Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and Dorie Greenspan campaign. OXO will donate $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post submitted by bloggers. OXO provided the baking products used in this post, but the opinions are my own. There are also affiliate links within this post.