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Gingerbread Cookie Bars

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Gingerbread Cookie Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24
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These easy gingerbread cookie bars start with sugar cookie mix, molasses and a medley of spices, and are finished with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
3 tablespoons mild-flavour (light) molasses
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

170 g cream cheese, softened (from 250 g package)
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix Gingerbread Bar ingredients until mixed well. Spread evenly in pan (mixture will be thick). Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until set and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla and icing sugar until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  • 4
    Spread frosting on top of cooled bars; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • The gingerbread mixture tends to be very thick and sticky. Using an offset metal spatula helps to distribute and spread mixture in pan.
  • Store bars covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24
Calories
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10
Saturated Fat
6
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
40
Sodium
140
Dietary Fiber
0
Protein
2
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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