Glorified Gingerbread

    50 mins

    Gingerbread bar cookies.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 200 g white sugar
    • 100 g shortening
    • 250 g all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 235 ml buttermilk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    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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    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!  -  05 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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  -  14 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    There is way too much dry topping on this. Good flavor, but I'll probably not make it again.  -  01 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)