Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

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I love Gingerbread – gingerbread cookies, gingerbread cake, all the gingerbread!  So these Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Icing have been long on my mind and turned out exactly as I wanted.

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I have been working on getting a gingerbread recipe similar in texture and idea to my Fall Pumpkin Squares for awhile now!  I think I finally got, well I know I finally got it!

These are cake like, not dense like a cookie, but easy to eat with your hands.  Covered in cream cheese icing and sprinkles, these will feed a crowd!  Super great for those Christmas get togethers or to give to friend, family and neighbors as a treat.

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And we can just admire for a minute how incredibly cute the gingerbread man sprinkles are!

I LOVE THEM!

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Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

I love large batch bar recipes like these and my Fall Pumpkin Squares. They are easy to make and make a lot for a lot of people or the ever popular leftovers for breakfast the next morning.

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Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Icing from Farmwife Feeds is a bar take on classic Christmas gingerbread flavors. #gingerbread #recipe #creamcheese #christmas

Love gingerbread, then these fun Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies should definitely be on your Christmas baking list. They make perfect cookies for kids to help with to leave for Santa!

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Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

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Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups molasses
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 8 ounce bar of Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • In mixing bowl cream the flour and sugar; beat in the eggs; mix in the molasses
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves
  • Mix flour mixture into the creamed mixture until well combined
  • Slowly mix in the hot water
  • Spread batter into a cookie sheet with high sides approx 18x26, bake in a pre-heated 325 degree oven for 30-45 minutes- until tooth pick comes out of center clean and cake has slightly pulled away from edges of pan

Cream Cheese Icing

  • Cream butter and cream cheese in a mixer, add vanilla
  • Slowly stir in powdered sugar until well combined and smooth
  • Once bars have cooled spread with cream cheese icing and decorate with sprinkles

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