Gingerbread bar cookies.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix sugar, shortening, flour, spices, and salt as for pie crust. Divide dough in half and set aside.

  • Add remaining ingredients to half of the dough. Place in a greased 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle the other half of the dough over mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan and then cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 73.1g 24% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 32.6mg 11% DV; sodium 543.3mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
I've just searched over an hour to refind this terrific recipe. It's livened up a lot of coffee hours and is VERY easy to put together at the last minute. My daughter loves helping stir and crumble the top. An excellent delicious cake-bar! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/05/2008
This is not a bar recipe but a coffee cake. I was disappointed it wasn't more dense and most like a bar cookie instead it was at the top of my 9X9. I also didn't care for the crumb top -- it didn't seem to add to the recipe. It was ok as a spice coffee cake recipe. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2002
I've just searched over an hour to refind this terrific recipe. It's livened up a lot of coffee hours and is VERY easy to put together at the last minute. My daughter loves helping stir and crumble the top. An excellent delicious cake-bar! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2007
This is a nice moist cake bar. Only change I made: used butter instead of shortening. Next time I make this I would add a 1/2 tsp more ginger and a bit more cinnamon--I like my gingerbread with a very pronounced flavor. I did not find the topping too dry Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2002
There is way too much dry topping on this. Good flavor but I'll probably not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2008
This is not a bar recipe but a coffee cake. I was disappointed it wasn't more dense and most like a bar cookie instead it was at the top of my 9X9. I also didn't care for the crumb top -- it didn't seem to add to the recipe. It was ok as a spice coffee cake recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2013
It turned out pretty dense but that's just the kind of gingerbread I was looking for-I topped it with a simple cream cheese frosting with a little grated orange peel-yummy! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2012
Very good! I will make this again. However this was more like gingerbread cake not a bar cookie. I also replaced the shortening with butter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2016
This has a very similar ingredient list to my mom's tried-and-true Buttermilk Gingerbread (the only difference is in the amount of molasses) so I thought I'd try this different preparation. The taste is good but I'm not crazy about the texture. I generally love fruit crisps/crumbles but this kind of topping over a cakey bar thing didn't suit me. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/10/2014
Seriously? The cake part was ok but the combination of the spices seemed to not be quite right and tasted weird and left a bad after taste. The topping stayed dry and did not turn into a crunchy topping so every bite of this was like eating cake with sand on top gritty. I may experiment and use all the ingredients together and add more liquid to get a cake without the dry topping but I'm not sure I care for the taste of this enough to try it again. Read More