Ginger Bar Cookies

I cannot count the number of times I’ve been asked “how can you eat everything that you bake?”  And the truth is…I don’t.  In fact, it’s quite rare that I eat any of it!  Pretty much everything I bake goes out the door within a couple days.  As a result, I get to know quite well what various baking good aficionados in my life enjoy eating!

Beardy Boyfriend’s best friend Peter happens to love gingerbread (I discovered this when I made gingerbread fudge for him this Christmas.)  As a result, I’ve been looking for a ginger cookie recipe to make for him!  I was lucky to find this lovely recipe from The Magnolia Bakery, which I then converted into cookie bars!  Hopefully, this will be a nice treat for ginger fanatics desperate until the next seasonal hit of gingerbread!

Ginger Bar Cookies (adapted from More from Magnolia)

Ingredients for cookie:

1 cup (225g) caster sugar

3/4 cup (175ml) canola oil

1 egg

1/4 cup (85g) molasses

2 cups (250g) plain flour

2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients for frosting:

1/2 cup (63g) icing sugar

1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

2 teaspoons water

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Mix together sugar and oil.  Mix in the molasses.

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Mix together to form a thick mixture which slightly resembles gingerbread.  Line an 8×8 baking pan with baking paper and spread over baking pan.

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Cook at 170C (350F) for 12-15 minutes, until the mixture becomes hard (particularly at the edges.)  Allow to cool completely.  Once cooled, mix together the water, shortening and icing sugar (I’d definitely suggest a hand mixer.)

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Spread over the cookie bars, then cut into pieces.  And then eat (or send to your boyfriend’s best friend in Ireland.  You know, whatever….)

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4 comments

  1. Visiting from sweet savoury sunday. I am a ginger addict so yummy.

  2. These look absolutely fab! and they look almost brownie like! LOVE!

  3. Oh this look good! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing on Sweet & Savoury Sundays! Hope to see you there this Sunday! 🙂

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