Sugared Soft Ginger Bars
10 min
55 min


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.


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


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  January 20, 2011

Delicious and easy-to-make. Even the kids enjoyed them for the holidays!

— says Jess
  December 07, 2010

I love this recipe !!! It's very easy and makes alot Just don't over bake

— says Connie
  December 07, 2010

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.

— says Lelia F.
  December 01, 2010

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?

— says Carol
  December 22, 2009

These were good but not great. Heated and topped with Vanilla ice-cream and jimmies, they work really well.

— says Joann
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