Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

How To Make Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars

Cookie bars inspired by a favorite gingerbread treat are the perfect fall and Thanksgiving dessert. They even come with a rich cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 17 minutes
Total: 32 minutes



For Dough:

  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • tspground cloves
  • ½cupbutter,melted and cooled
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • ¼cupmolasses,unsulphered
  • 1egg
  • 1tspvanilla extract

For Frosting:

  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 8ozcream cheese,softened
  • cupspowdered sugar,sifted
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • purple or navy food coloring
  • sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk all dry dough ingredients together. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix melted butter, sugars, and molasses together until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla until smooth.

  4. Add in the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until combined. Spread the dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Set pan on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

  5. Beat butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until there are no lumps. Sift in the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

  6. Mix in the vanilla and then a tiny bit of purple or navy food coloring to make it more white. Get the air bubbles out by setting the mixer to stir and allow to mix for 1 to 2 minutes.

  7. Spread the frosting over the cooled bars and add the sprinkles. Store covered in the fridge.


  • Calories: 376.03kcal
  • Fat: 16.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.72g
  • Fiber: 0.54g
  • Sugar: 41.90g
  • Protein: 2.94g
  • Cholesterol: 56.09mg
  • Sodium: 211.76mg
  • Calcium: 38.05mg
  • Potassium: 130.25mg
  • Iron: 1.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 153.25µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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