Gingersnap-Blondie Brookies

These cookie bars feature a light blondie layer on bottom and a molasses-colored cookie layer on top. Every bite will have the perfect amount of crispiness and chewiness.

Gingersnap-Blondie Brookies on red background
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
32 bars



  • 1 ⅓ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Ginger Cookies

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoon molasses

  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar


  1. For blondies, in a medium saucepan cook and stir brown sugar and butter over medium until melted and smooth, stirring frequently. Cool 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Grease foil. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir egg and vanilla into brown sugar mixture. Stir in flour mixture. Spread batter in prepared pan.

  3. For cookies, in a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on low 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and molasses until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture.

  4. Crumble cookie dough over blondie batter in pan. Sprinkle coarse sugar over top. Bake about 30 minutes or until browned and set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using foil, lift out uncut bars. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 59mg 1%
Folate, total 22mcg

*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.

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