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Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you’re planning on making treats for neighbors or loved ones this holiday season, these soft and chewy Gingerbread Bars, are perfect.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread Bars
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 16 bars
Calories 257kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

for the frosting-

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line 12.25” x 8.75” x 1” jelly roll pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, vanilla and molasses. Whip 1-2 minutes or until it turns a light brown color. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until dry ingredients are just combined. Press into prepared pan and bake 20-22 minutes or until edges are barely starting to brown. Cool completely.
  • For the frosting- whip all ingredients together until smooth. Spread overtop bars and cut into squares. Serve immediately or store in air tight container.
  • *if you don't have a small jellyroll pan, you can use a glass 8x8 dish, just add 2-3 extra minutes to the baking time.*

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg