Unfold the vacation cheer with these Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars. Theses comfortable and chewy spiced cookie bars topped with easy cream cheese frosting is divine!
Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars
Hello pals! Melanie right here once more from Garnish & Glaze. Are you able to consider the vacations are proper across the nook?! This 12 months has flown by and now it’s time to convey on all of the scrumptious treats like Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms, Selfmade Christmas Caramels, White Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps, and these Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars!
The bottom of those bars are completely spiced and slathered with probably the most scrumptious cream cheese frosting. Neglect the gingerbread males. These bars are simpler, quicker, and extra scrumptious!
The way to Make Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars:
First, you’ll begin by making your gingerbread dough. In a mixing bowl, mix all of the dry substances together with all of the spices. Mixing all of the dry substances collectively ensures that every one the spices and leavening brokers will probably be evenly dispersed all through the bars.
Subsequent, combine the sugars, molasses, and butter collectively after which combine within the egg and vanilla. Combine within the dry substances till all the things is mixed and also you’re able to press it into the pan.
You’ll be able to line your pan with parchment paper or simply grease it with cooking spray. Unfold the dough out evenly to the perimeters utilizing a rubber spatula. Bake for 15-17 minutes and set the pan on a cooling rack. Cool fully earlier than frosting.
Be at liberty to high the frosting with sprinkles, chopped nuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or nothing in any respect.
The way to make excellent cream cheese frosting:
It’s greatest to make use of softened (however not too comfortable!) butter and cream cheese. I like to recommend letting them sit on the counter for 20 minutes earlier than beating.
First, beat the cream cheese and butter collectively in an electrical mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 2-Three minutes till easy. Subsequent, sifted the powdered sugar into the bowl and start mixing on low so that you don’t get a cloud of sugar in your face. Beat till easy. Combine within the vanilla and add any extra powdered sugar if wanted.
Cream cheese frosting is commonly fairly yellow however the trick to creating it white is so as to add the tiniest little bit of purple or navy meals coloring. And by tiny I imply you simply must dip the very tip of a toothpick into the dye after which poke it into the bowl of frosting. Combine till the frosting turns white. Add a bit of extra if vital.
How do I retailer Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars?
These must be saved in an air tight container. As a result of cream cheese within the frosting, these have to be saved within the fridge for meals security.
Watch a video on how one can make Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars right here:
Gingerbread Sugar Cookie Bars
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon floor ginger
- 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon floor nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon floor cloves
- ½ cup butter melted, cooled
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup molasses (unsulphered)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup butter softened
- eight ounces cream cheese softened
- 3½ cups powdered sugar sifted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- purple or navy meals coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 levels F and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan (I used a steel pan) with cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk all dry dough substances collectively. Put aside.
- Within the bowl of an electrical mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine melted butter, sugars, and molasses collectively till properly mixed. Add the egg and vanilla till easy.
- Add within the dry substances a bit of at a time and blend till mixed. Unfold the dough evenly into the underside of the pan and bake for 15-17 minutes. Set pan on a cooling rack and permit to chill fully earlier than frosting.
- Beat butter and cream cheese within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment till there are not any lumps. Sift within the powdered sugar and beat till easy. Combine within the vanilla after which a tiny little bit of purple or navy meals coloring to make it extra white. Get the air bubbles out by setting the mixer to stir and permit to combine for 1-2 minutes.
- Unfold the frosting over the cooled bars and add the sprinkles. Retailer lined within the fridge.