Make the Best ginger shortbread bars with molasses with this step by step video tutorial.

Ginger Shortbread Bars with Molasses

Welcome the season of fall with these melt in your mouth spiced ginger shortbread bars. Made with molasses and warm spices these are a perfect treat on with a cup of tea on a cold rainy day. A step by step video for these gingerbread bars show how simple and easy these are to make from scratch in less than 40 minutes. 
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall, ginger, gingerbread, winter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20 Bars
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov


  • 125 grams unsalted Butter
  • 45 ml Molasses
  • 60 grams Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 170 grams Flour
  • 45 grams Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger ground
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Preheat oven at 170C/ 340 F
  • Grease and line with parchment an 8 x 8-inch square cake pan
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside
  • Cream butter and powder sugar until smooth
  • Add the egg - combine well
  • Followed by the molasses and vanilla
  • Lastly, add in the flour mixture.
  • Spread in the prepared baking tray
  • Use a fork to score fork marks on the top
  • Bak in a preheated oven for 25 to 35 minutes until the edges start to get lightly golden.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack.
  • While shortbread is slightly warm cut into smaller pieces.
  • When cooled store in a cookie jar
  • These will stay good for up to 2 weeks.



Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg