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Glorified Gingerbread Recipe

Glorified Gingerbread

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"Gingerbread bar cookies."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix sugar, shortening, flour, spices, and salt as for pie crust. Divide dough in half and set aside.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to half of the dough. Place in a greased 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle the other half of the dough over mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan and then cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2002

I've just searched over an hour to refind this terrific recipe. It's livened up a lot of coffee hours, and is VERY easy to put together at the last minute. My daughter loves helping stir and crumble the top. An excellent, delicious cake-bar!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2008

This is not a bar recipe, but a coffee cake. I was disappointed it wasn't more dense and most like a bar cookie, instead it was at the top of my 9X9. I also didn't care for the crumb top -- it didn't seem to add to the recipe. It was ok as a spice coffee cake recipe.


9 Ratings

Dec 14, 2002

There is way too much dry topping on this. Good flavor, but I'll probably not make it again.

Sep 14, 2007

This is a nice, moist cake bar. Only change I made: used butter instead of shortening. Next time I make this I would add a 1/2 tsp more ginger and a bit more cinnamon--I like my gingerbread with a very pronounced flavor. I did not find the topping too dry

Mar 20, 2013

It turned out pretty dense, but that's just the kind of gingerbread I was looking for-I topped it with a simple cream cheese frosting with a little grated orange peel-yummy!

Jun 02, 2012

Very good! I will make this again. However, this was more like gingerbread cake not a bar cookie. I also replaced the shortening with butter.

Feb 10, 2014

Seriously? The cake part was ok but the combination of the spices seemed to not be quite right and tasted weird and left a bad after taste. The topping stayed dry and did not turn into a crunchy topping so every bite of this was like eating cake with sand on top, gritty. I may experiment and use all the ingredients together and add more liquid to get a cake without the dry topping but I'm not sure I care for the taste of this enough to try it again.


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  • Calories
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 73.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 543 mg
  • 22%

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

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