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Sugared Soft Ginger Bars

Sugared Soft Ginger Bars

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

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10 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time


1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® 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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

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

Tip #1

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 (1 bar)

90 Calories
4 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
80 Sodium (mg)
13 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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