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Gingerbread Cookie Bars

With a delicious cream cheese frosting and gingerbread cookie bar, this Gingerbread Cookie Bars recipe is a must-try. 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.

20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
serves 24
Est. Yield


Cookie Bar

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 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


Cookie Bar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses.
  4. Add the egg and stir until completely incorporated.
  5. Add baking soda, Kodiak Cakes,  cinnamon, ginger,  cloves,  nutmeg  and  salt  and  mix  until  well combined.
  6. Spread dough evenly into the greased pan, pressing all the way to the edges.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15­-20 minutes (Do not over cook). Remove & let cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Mix butter and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl (stand mixer)
  2. Add vanilla
  3. While mixing, gradually add in powdered sugar.
  4. Mix until creamy & well­ combined.
  5. Once the bars have cooled, frost the tops. Garnish with holiday sprinkles or a pinch of cinnamon.
  6. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Recipe Makes approx. 24 Servings
Serving Size = 1 Bar

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