Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Try something new with this Christmas classic! These gingerbread bars tastes just like the cookie version, but ten times more flavorful.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Cooling: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



  • 2cupsall-purpose flourplus 2 tablespoons
  • tspground ginger
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • ¾cupunsalted buttermelted and cooled slightly
  • 1cuplight brown sugarpacked
  • ¼cupmolassesunsulphured
  • 1large egg
  • 2tspvanilla extract

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½cupbutternearly at room temperature
  • 8ozcream cheesenearly at room temperature
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • ½tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then set aside.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, then set aside.

  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together butter, brown sugar and molasses until combined.

  5. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.

  6. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold batter with a spatula as needed until batter appears to be evenly incorporated.

  7. Pour the dough into prepared baking dish, then spread and press into an even layer using hands.

  8. Bake until bars have baked through, about 14 to 17 minutes.

  9. Transfer baking dish to a wire rack and let bars cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth.

  2. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla then mix until light and fluffy.

  3. Spread frosting over cooled bars.

  4. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 4425.80kcal
  • Fat: 373.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 236.21g
  • Trans Fat: 14.89g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 96.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 284.43g
  • Fiber: 1.59g
  • Sugar: 271.96g
  • Protein: 6.42g
  • Cholesterol: 997.87mg
  • Sodium: 1967.26mg
  • Calcium: 840.61mg
  • Potassium: 5123.05mg
  • Iron: 17.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 3151.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.08mg
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