Recipes and Cooking Gingerbread Cookie Bars Instead of spending the time to make a few trays of gingerbread cookies, make this easy holiday cookie bar recipe instead. They're the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 22, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 18 mins Total Time: 38 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 24 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 4 ½ cup all-purpose flour 4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup shortening 2 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs ½ cup molasses ½ cup coarse granulated sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 15x10-inch baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In a medium bowl stir together the next five ingredients (through salt). In a large bowl beat shortening with a mixer on low 30 seconds. Gradually add the 2 cups granulated sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and molasses. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture. Pat dough into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set and edges are beginning to turn golden. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 310 Calories 13g Fat 45g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 310 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 16mg 5% Sodium 139mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 45g 16% Total Sugars 27g Protein 3g Calcium 22mg 2% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 133mg 3% Fatty acids, total trans 2g Folate, total 44.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.