Glorified Gingerbread

Glorified Gingerbread


"Gingerbread bar cookies."


servings 484 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.1g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 543 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix sugar, shortening, flour, spices, and salt as for pie crust. Divide dough in half and set aside.
  3. 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.
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  1. 9 Ratings


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 cru...

There is way too much dry topping on this. Good flavor, but I'll probably not make it again.

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...

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...

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!

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.

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 crunch...