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Gingerbread Cookie Bars

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Gingerbread Cookie Bars are a soft and chewy holiday treat that are so much easier to make than Gingerbread Cookies. They are topped with cream cheese frosting for an extra bit of sweetness!

gingerbread cookie bars

Much like with pumpkin spice, gingerbread is a taste that you either love or hate.

If you like the spice of gingerbread and the sweetness of frosting, these gingerbread bars the perfect treat for you to make for the holidays!

Fair warning: You may not want to share them at all!

gingerbread cookie bars

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Ingredients Needed For The Gingerbread Bars:

  • Flour
  • Spices – ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, kosher salt
  • Baking soda
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • Light brown sugar, packed
  • Molasses
  • Egg
  • Pure vanilla extract

Ingredients Needed for The Cream Cheese Frosting:

gingerbread cookie bars

How to Make Them:

Preheat the oven to 350 and tear off a large sheet of parchment paper
that is long enough to come up the sides about 2-4 inches of your baking pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg,
cloves, baking soda and salt and whisk together until combined

In a stand mixer, cream together the brown sugar, butter and
molasses and mix until well combined.

Mix in the egg and vanilla.

Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until well combined.

Scoop batter into the pan and lightly press down with your hands until evenly flattened.

Bake for about 18 minutes

Place baking dish onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

Once cooled, prepare the cream cheese frosting.

gingerbread cookie bars stacked

Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients except the sprinkles
and icing transfer and mix until smooth and fluffy

Scoop the frosting into the piping bag

Pipe dollops of the frosting on the top of the cookie bars

Sprinkle some gold and chocolate sprinkles all over the bars

Place the gingerbread man sprinkles randomly onto the frosting

Cut bars then serve enjoy!

gingerbread cookie bars on a cutting board
Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Yield: 1 - 9 x13 Pan

Gingerbread Cookie Bars are a soft and chewy holiday treat that are so much easier to make than Gingerbread Cookies. They are topped with cream cheese frosting for an extra bit of sweetness!

Ingredients

For The Gingerbread Cookie Bars

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

For The Gingerbread Cookie Bars:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and tear off a large sheet of parchment paper that is long enough to come up the sides about 2-4 inches of your baking pan.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda and salt and whisk together until combined
  2. In a stand mixer, cream together the brown sugar, butter and molasses and mix until well combined.
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until well combined.
  5. Scoop batter into the pan and lightly press down with your hands until evenly flattened.
  6. Bake for about 18 minutes
  7. Place baking dish onto a wire rack and let cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, prepare the cream cheese frosting.

For The Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients except the sprinkles and icing transfer and mix until smooth and fluffy
  2. Scoop the frosting into the piping bag
  3. Pipe dollops of the frosting on the top of the cookie bars
  4. Sprinkle some gold and chocolate sprinkles all over the bars
  5. Place the gingerbread man sprinkles randomly onto the frosting
  6. Cut bars then serve enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 550Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 501mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 0gSugar: 65gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consultant with a registered dietitian for dietary advice.

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