Gingerbread Cookie Bars
Author: Nikki
Gingerbread Cookies made easy! Everything you love about gingerbread cookies with only a fraction of the work! These are delicious!
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses.
  4. Add egg and stir until completely incorporated.
  5. Add baking soda, flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt and mix until well combined. Press dough evenly into the bottom of greased pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes and let cool. Do not over cook.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and cream.
  2. Frost the tops of cooled Gingerbread Cookie Bars.
  3. Cut into squares and serve.
  4. I garnish the tops of mine with a little nutmeg.
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