On The Menu: Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread with Cream Cheese frosting
On The Menu: Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
This recipe for Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting is the perfect holiday recipe. These bars are easy to make and they smell and taste delicious. The warm spices make this gingerbread the perfect companion to a huge mug of hot chocolate. When I removed the pan from the oven I was worried my bars would be too hard but they had the perfect texture. I made mid-week and they had totally vanished within a couple days.

gingerbread bars with cream cheese frosting

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

Ingredients for 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.

Directions for Cream Cheese Frosting:
1. Cream butter and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and cream.
3. Frost the tops of cooled Gingerbread Cookie Bars.
4. Cut into squares and serve.
5. Garnish with a little nutmeg.
gingerbread bars with frosting

Recipe obtained from here.


  1. Miam ! I want eat this ! ^^ :D


  2. Yum! That looks incredible!! I would love one of those right now!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  3. Oh no, looks too delicious... :)

  4. not a fan of gingerbread. I know a few friends who would like this

  5. Looks just so tasty, thanks for stopping by & would you like to follow each other on GFC
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  6. OMG OMG!! DRRRRRoooling on my keyboard! SO delicious! I need to make those! That frosting...holy yummmmmmmy-ness!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  7. ohhhh my god, this looks SO yummy :O

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

  8. Always love your food photo's and the accompanying pictures :-)


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