Donna's Spanish Bars

Donna's Spanish Bars


"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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servings 267 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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!!



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

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...

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

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 va...

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 gingerbrea...