land-o-lakes butter, softened (this makes it taste more old-fashioned)
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dark molasses--amount depends on type( if you use light use 3/4 cup)
all purpose flour
fat-free cool whip (optional)
In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with water, mixing well after each addition.
Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; garnish with whipped topping.