Gram's Gingerbread Cookie Bars


Gram's Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Grams Gingerbread Cookie Bars
15 Min

Nobody loves gingerbread as much as Gram does, and nobody bakes it like she does either. Gram's Gingerbread Cookie Bars are a homemade holiday treat that taste like they've got grandma's love baked right in!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 (16-ounce) container cream cheese frosting

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, 1-1/2 teaspoons nutmeg, the ginger, and salt; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter, sugars, molasses, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture and mix until well combined. Press dough evenly into bottom of baking dish.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool, then frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with remaining nutmeg. Cut into bars.


Love this easy gingerbread cookie recipe? Be sure to check out the rest of the holiday cookies we've featured in our 2015 Christmas Cookie Countdown!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 250
  • Calories from Fat 84
  • Total Fat 9.3g 14 %
  • Saturated Fat 4.8g 24 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 2.3g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 29mg 10 %
  • Sodium 336mg 14 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 40g 13 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3 %
  • Sugars 25g 0 %

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Very good I cut down on the nutmeg to 1/2 teaspoon and added 1/4 t ground cloves also added abut 1 Tablespoon lemon jest from a fresh lemon might some walnuts and /or raisins next time really does not need icing just dust cooled bars with powdered sugar


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