Monday, September 13, 2010

Soft Ginger Bars

If you're looking for an alternative to brownies or blondies, I've got the recipe for you! These cookie bars are scrumptious! The ginger is subtle, not overwhelming like in a ginger snap or gingerbread. And these bars are fabulous with a cup of coffee or glass of milk. I've tried them both ways. Wink!

Here's what you'll need:

1 3/4 cups brown sugar (I use turbinado sugar)
11 TBSP butter, softened (1 stick plus 3 TBSP)
1/4 cup molasses
2 teas ground ginger
2 eggs
2 teas vanilla extract
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teas baking powder
1 teas salt
1/2 teas baking soda

In a mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar, butter and molasses. Beat in the ginger, eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time until all of it is incorporated. Spread the batter (it will be thick like cookie dough and very sticky) into a greased pan with the back of a spoon.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before cutting into bars.

Well, I couldn't wait until they were completely cool because they smelled SO good. And it was just fine! No lightning fell from the sky or anything. You'll see what I mean when you bake them yourself. They smell like fall! You're going to love 'em!


  1. yummy! I especially love baking in the fall!!

  2. I can't wait to try these! I love fall baking :)