Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Prep Time10 mins Cook Time20 mins Makes 30 Yield_measureservings

This scrumptious cookie combines two traditional holiday treats – gingerbread and cookie bars – to create a mouthwatering bite that will make even Scrooge smile!

Ingredients List

  1. 2 1/4 cups (550 mL) all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt
  4. 1 cup (2 sticks) (250 mL) Becel® salted margarine sticks or unsalted margarine sticks
  5. 1 cup (250 mL) firmly packed light brown sugar
  6. 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla extract
  9. 1 tsp. (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  10. 1 tsp. (5 mL) ground ginger
  11. 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) white chocolate chips
  12. 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried cranberries
  13. 1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted chopped pistachios

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C). Line 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking pan with foil or parchment paper leaving 2-inch (5 cm) overhang; spray with cooking spray and set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

2. Beat Becel® sticks with sugars in large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in cinnamon and ginger. Spread into prepared baking pan. Combine chips, cranberries and pistachios in small bowl. Evenly sprinkle over dough; press gently.

3. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Using foil overhang, lift out of pan and cool completely. Cut into 30 pieces.

Nutritional Information

Calories

150 (1 cookie)

Total Fat

8g (1 cookie)

Saturated Fat

2g (1 cookie)

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.5g (1 cookie)

Monounsaturated Fat

3g (1 cookie)

Cholesterol

15mg (1 cookie)

Sodium

140mg (1 cookie)

Total Carbs

19g (1 cookie)

Sugars

11g (1 cookie)

Protein

2g (1 cookie)

Calcium

16mg (1 cookie)

Iron

1mg (1 cookie)

Potassium

33mg (1 cookie)

Omega-3

0.4g (1 cookie)

Omega-6

1g (1 cookie)

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