- Preparing time: 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
- Ready for: 45 minutes
Are you craving for an incredible snack to accompany your holiday on this Christmas season? Try to make this easy Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting for your best holiday bars! The combination of the sweet and the spicy taste of the ginger makes this bar perfect. The cream cheese frosting as its topping will enrich the flavor of this bar. Let’s check the recipe below and get ready for baking time!
How to make Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
This unique snack will be ready just on 45 minutes. Still can’t believe it? Let’s move to the direction now!
For the Bar:
- Two cups of all-purpose flour
- One and a half teaspoon of ground ginger
- A teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- Two teaspoons of baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- Two teaspoons of Vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of molasses
- One large egg
- One and a half stick of unsalted melted butter
- A cup of sugar
For the Frosting:
- A half cup of butter
- 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
- Two and a half cups of sugar
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Four tablespoons of sprinkles
1First of all, to make the bar, you need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the 9×13 inch baking dish and spray it with non-stick spray. While you are preparing the oven and the pan, you can start to whisk the flour, cinnamon, grounded ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, and also a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix it all and set aside.
2Then, prepare a large bowl in a stand mixer, and put the butter, vanilla extract, sugar, and molasses, and mix it until it is well combined. Add the egg, and mix it again. If the mixture is already blended well, then add the flour mixture gradually while you keep mixing. Set your mixer with slow speed. After that, you can spread the dough into the prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for only 15-20 minutes.
3Now, it is time to make the cream cheese frosting. Mix the butter, and the cream cheese in a bowl of a stand mixer beat it until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and beat it again. Add the sugar gradually while you mix the butter, cream cheese, and the vanilla extract. Mix until it becomes creamy and fluffy.
4Take the baked gingerbread out of the oven and let it cool for a while. Make sure that you are not overbaking it. When the gingerbread is already cool, then put the frosting on the top of the bread. Spead the colorful sprinkles over it. Cut it into a square bar, and store in the refrigerator.
See? It is really easy to make this delicious Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting, right? It will be a favorite snack for the young or the old one. If you like to make it a little bit spicy, then you can add more ginger to it. Enjoy!