Gingerbread Bars

If November is ruled by all-things pumpkin, then I’m pretty sure that December is ruled by all things peppermint and gingerbread. Last year, I made Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars, (wow, exactly a year ago – that actually wasn’t planned) so this year I went for Gingerbread Bars, and I wasn’t disappointed! These bars are full of spice, they’re soft – landing somewhere between a bread and a brownie, and they’re wonderfully seasonal.

Printable Recipe
Makes about 24 bars

2 cups flour
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
10 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
7 1/2 tbsp sugar, divided
2 eggs
1/4 cup molasses

Set aside 2 tbsp of flour, then combine the remaining flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt.

In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and 6 tbsp of sugar, until fluffy.

Beat in the eggs and then the molasses.

Gradually beat in the flour mixture until fully combined.

Spread the batter in a foil-lined and sprayed 15x10x1 inch baking sheet. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar and just enough of the remaining flour to very lightly coat the top of the batter.

Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack then cut into bars and enjoy!

Adapted from this recipe

Now, I’m excited to introduce you to Madi from And So I Did! Madi is a newlywed living in Arkansas who blogs about her life.

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted a way to get back into writing. I also wanted a space where I could share my opinions and have them be okay!

2. What is your go-to dessert recipe?
I don’t have a go-to dessert recipe… I love trying new things and try to keep pushing myself out of the box. Next up is Macaroons!

3. Tell me about your favorite blog post to date.
My favorite blog post to date is “Cherished Memories” I wrote about the time I got to spend with my grandpa before he passed away and all the adventures we too. They are some of the best memories I have.

4. What’s the best thing about the state you live in?
The best thing about the state I live in is the natural beauty. Northwest Arkansas has beautiful season changes and rolling mountains and valleys. There’s still plenty of farm land to see not too far out, but we have the benefit of the city too.

5. If you could sum up your blog in one word, what would it be?

Now, go check show Madi’s blog some love! You can also find her on Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin, and Pinterest.

  • And So I Did
    December 10, 2013

    I can’t wait to try the gingerbread bars! 🙂 Thanks for featuring me today! You’re too sweet!

  • Ashley Lee
    December 10, 2013

    just pinned this recipe to my pinterest! YUM!!!!

  • Ashley
    December 10, 2013

    These look delicious! I’m definitely going to try them out. December IS for peppermint and gingerbread, after all 🙂

  • Laura Hyde
    December 10, 2013

    I couldn’t agree more on it now being gingerbread season! Bring all all the fun recipes!
    I’ve got a few other festive ones that you might like here too!

  • Nichole
    December 10, 2013

    Um, I need to make these!

  • Helene in Between
    December 10, 2013

    i might need to make these tonight. they look sooo good!

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