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Donna's Spanish Bars Recipe

Donna's Spanish Bars

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"This is very moist and delicious cookie bar that has been in my family for years. Always roll in granulated sugar and store in a container with a tight lid."

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Original recipe makes 2.5 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk and vinegar. Mix well with an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until cookie feels firm.
  4. After cooling, cut cookie into 2 inch bars. Roll each bar in sugar and store in covered tins. This one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Enjoy!!
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Dec 08, 2003

I loved these! I found that the texture is more like a quick bread than a bar cookie.

 
Nov 23, 2005

This is - quite simply - gingerbread! Sorry, but this should not be classified as a bar cookie. It is, however, good, moist, delicious gingerbread! Will serve it cut in squares with a lemon or orange sauce. I used 1 C brown sugar & 1 C Splenda and subbed Canola oil for shortning. Turned out perfect!

 

7 Ratings

Apr 23, 2008

Everyone in my family really liked your recipe. I thank you for letting me read it.

 
Aug 21, 2014

Oh my deliciousness! I love cloves, so had to give this a try. I substituted nutmeg for half of the cinnamon but other than that I kept to the recipe. Amazing! It does have a bit of a gingerbread quality, so the kitchen smelled like Christmas when I was baking. What a present- these bars were so good, I didn't even get around to rolling them in sugar, they were all eaten too quickly! :)

 
Jun 08, 2014

These are good - the texture is sort of between a bar cookie and cake. They're a bit heavy on clove for my taste. I think next time around I'd probably cut the clove in half and maybe add a vanilla/powdered sugar drizzle instead of the granulated sugar. Possibly a thin cream cheese frosting. But as they are I can see how they'd be a great one for gifting - they would travel well in a tin.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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