Sugared Soft Ginger Bars

Sugared Soft Ginger Bars

Soft ginger cookies can be cut into a variety of creative shapes.

10 min. prep time
48 bars
545 Ratings


1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 egg
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 tablespoons coarse decorator sugars or sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 1/4 cups sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add egg, molasses and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until creamy.

Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Press dough into greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle decorator sugar on top. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into desired shapes with knife or cookie cutters.

Recipe Tip

To Make Ornaments:
Carefully make hole in top of bars with drinking straw. Cool; thread 1/8-inch ribbon through hole and tie into bow.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 90

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10780©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Delicious and easy-to-make. Even the kids enjoyed them for the holidays!
I love this recipe !!! It's very easy and makes alot
Just don't over bake
My grandsons and I made these last year, and they've asked to make them again this year. One of the boys didn't care for gingerbread, but he was willing to give it a try. They were a huge hit. I had to make more for Christmas because these were gone almost immediately. They were easy to make and fun to cut out. Not as dense as a regular gingerbread , but nice texture. This is a recipe that is permanently added to the family favorites. Hint...use a coarse or decorator sugar as the directions indicate, not regular sugar. Much more effective.
This was way too dry, even when I added water a tablespoon at a time up to 10 Tbsp. I'm cooking at over 6000 feet so some extra water needs to be added anyway but did they misprint this and forget the water?
These were good but not great. Heated and topped with Vanilla ice-cream and jimmies, they work really well.

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