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Gingerbread Cookie Bars Recipe

These are chewy and soft and packed full of holiday flavor. Plus, they are easy enough that your kids can help you make them!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas dessert, cookie bars, gingerbread, Gingerbread cookie bars, Holiday Dessert
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 245kcal


  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses and beat until creamy. Add the egg and stir until completely incorporated. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined. Press dough into pan (I just used my fingers to press the dough to the edges of the pan).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool (don't over cook- I cooked mine for exactly 15 and they turned out perfect).
  • When finished, you can frost them with cream cheese frosting or even cover with a light dusting of powdered sugar. Or, don't top them with anything. They are delicious no matter what you do!


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg