Gingerbread Shortbread Bars

Servings: 18 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hours 5 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

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These simple buttery gingerbread shortbread bars have a lovely gingerbread kick and that irresistible shortbread texture. 

buttery gingerbread shortbread bars

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Gingerbread Shortbread Bars

buttery gingerbread shortbread bars

Buttery gingerbread shortbread bars are so simple to make and have that irresistible shortbread texture.

  • Author: Bridget Oland
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned in)
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch, spooned in
  • 1 ½ tsp. gingerbread spice blend (recipe below)  or 1 tsp. ground ginger & ½ tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add molasses and mix to incorporate.
  3. Sprinkle over flour, cornstarch and spices and mix until dough just comes together.
  4. Press into a 9”x9” pan and prick with a fork.
  5. Bake 50-55 min.
  6. When almost cooled cut into bars

Notes

Gingerbread Spice Blend

  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp each, nutmeg, cloves

Variations:

Add 1/8 tsp of cardamom and/or mace

6 thoughts on “Gingerbread Shortbread Bars

  1. Barb says:

    do you sprinkle icing sugar over them when cooled ? Picture looks like it it recipe doesn’t say so

    1. Marie-Pierre Lessard says:

      Yes, we sprinkle icing sugar when the shortbread are cooled.

  2. Jeanette says:

    I am looking forward to making this. Sounds delicious!! I am originally from Cape Breton and I grew up with Crosby molasses. 💞

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Jeanette, I hope you enjoy the gingerbread shortbread. Glad you still have your East Coast connections :)

  3. Vickie Hayne says:

    Are these shortbread cookies crisp all the way through..like a Scottish shortbread.

  4. Wesley says:

    Awesomely Awesome recipes. I have loved it thanks!

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