Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect thing for a cookie exchange, holiday party, or just as a festive treat for friends & neighbors. They are really simple to make that even my kids can do most of it themselves. Not the stove top part but the mixing and pressing part is a kid safe chore
Chewy, perfectly spiced Gingerbread Bars meet sweet, luscious Cream Cheese Frosting and it is a match meant to be! These are one of the best holiday bars and once you try them you’ll want to make them every Christmas season!
This Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect for Gingerbread lover . It's fresh, easy, easy to make, healthy. the perfect recipe to make for your party...!
- 2 cups + 2 Tbsp 300g all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup 170g unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 cup 220g packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup 60ml unsulphured molasses
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter nearly at room temperature (I like to use 1/4 c salted butter 1/4 c unsalted)
- 1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, nearly at room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups 325g powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together butter, brown sugar and molasses until combined.
Mix in egg and vanilla extract. With mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold batter with a spatula as needed until batter appears to be evenly incorporated.
Pour dough into prepared baking dish and spread and press into an even layer using your hands.
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