Sunday, December 11, 2016

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

ARMY WON!!! So excited to have witnessed an Army win this weekend against Navy! What a wonderful end to a great week. We went to a tailgate and I made these amazing, taste of Christmas in your mouth, Gingerbread Cookie Bars. They were a big hit! They are also easy to make and make a great addition to any holiday party. Here is the recipe as promised!

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/3 cup molassses
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

- 1 x 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8"x13" baking pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream your butter, sugars, vanilla and molasses together.
3. Once incorporated thoroughly add your egg.
4. In a separate bowl mix your dry ingredients together: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, salt.
5. Slowly add your dry mixture to the wet mixture. Mix well.
6. Pour your gingerbread mixture into your baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 15-20 min. Allow to cool completely.
7. Cream your ingredients together for your cream cheese frosting and spread evenly on your gingerbread bars. Add sprinkles if desired.

 Baked gingerbread bars before adding cream cheese frosting

 Finished bars!

Gingerbread Cookie Bars


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