Gingerbread Cookie Bars
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 20
This Gingerbread Cookie Bar is a must-try for anyone looking for the perfect combo of delicious cream cheese frosting and gingerbread cookie. Great for you next holiday party or backyard barbecue alike, these gingerbread cookie bars will wow your guests and even have three grams of protein and 100% whole grains in each bar, making them better-for-you cookie bar you can feel good about indulging in.
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup molasses
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
PreheatÂ ovenÂ toÂ 350Â degreesÂ F.
GreaseÂ aÂ 9Ã13â³Â bakingÂ panÂ andÂ setÂ aside.
InÂ aÂ largeÂ bowl,Â creamÂ togetherÂ butter,Â sugar,Â brownÂ sugar,Â vanilla,Â and molasses.
AddÂ theÂ eggÂ andÂ stirÂ untilÂ completelyÂ incorporated.
AddÂ bakingÂ soda,Â Kodiak Cakes,Â cinnamon,Â ginger,Â cloves,Â nutmegÂ andÂ saltÂ andÂ mixÂ untilÂ well combined.
Spread doughÂ evenlyÂ intoÂ theÂ greasedÂ pan,Â pressingÂ allÂ theÂ wayÂ toÂ theÂ edges.
BakeÂ atÂ 350Â degreesÂ forÂ 15Â-20Â minutesÂ (DoÂ notÂ overÂ cook).Â Remove &Â letÂ cool.
CreamÂ CheeseÂ Frosting
MixÂ butterÂ andÂ creamÂ cheeseÂ togetherÂ inÂ aÂ largeÂ mixingÂ bowlÂ (stand mixer)
WhileÂ mixing,Â graduallyÂ addÂ inÂ powderedÂ sugar.
MixÂ untilÂ creamyÂ &Â wellÂ combined.
OnceÂ theÂ barsÂ haveÂ cooled,Â frostÂ theÂ tops.Â GarnishÂ withÂ holidayÂ sprinklesÂ orÂ aÂ pinchÂ ofÂ cinnamon.
CutÂ intoÂ squaresÂ andÂ serve.