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Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Gingerbread Cookie Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

These easy gingerbread cookie bars start with sugar cookie mix, molasses and a medley of spices, and are finished with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Gingerbread Bar

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
eggs
3
tablespoons mild-flavor (light) molasses
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves

Cream Cheese Frosting

6
oz cream cheese, softened (from 8-oz package)
1/3
cup butter, softened
3/4
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix Gingerbread Bar ingredients until mixed well. Spread evenly in pan (mixture will be thick). Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until set and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  • 4
    Spread frosting on top of cooled bars; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • The gingerbread mixture tends to be very thick and sticky. Using an offset metal spatula helps to distribute and spread mixture in pan.
  • Store bars covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
24g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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