Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting – Simples Recipe Ever

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Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting – Simples Recipe Ever :- A wonderful alternative to cookies, these Gingerbread Bars are soft, chewy, and properly spiced, and they are covered with a rich cream cheese frosting.

 

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Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting – Simples Recipe Ever

 

If you are planning on creating sweets for loved ones or neighbours during the holiday season, you might consider making these Gingerbread Bars. This recipe is a modification of my Gingerdoodle Cookies, except instead of cookies, it is baked into bars and covered in frosting throughout.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp (300g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup (220g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

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  • 1/2 cup butter, nearly at room temperature (I like to use 1/4 c salted butter 1/4 c unsalted)
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, nearly at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups (325g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish measuring 13 inches by 9 inches with cooking spray, then set it aside. To make the mixture, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt for twenty seconds in a medium-sized mixing basin. Set the mixture aside.

Butter, brown sugar, and molasses should be mixed together until they are completely incorporated into the mixture in the bowl of an electric stand mixer that is equipped with the paddle attachment. Egg and vanilla extract should be mixed in. Mix the flour mixture while the mixer is set to a low speed. Continue to mix until everything is incorporated.

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The batter should be folded with a spatula as necessary until it looks to be evenly combined. Pour the dough into the baking dish that has been prepared, then use your hands to spread it out and flatten it into an even layer. Bake in an oven that has been warmed until the bars are completely baked through, which should take approximately 14 to 17 minutes (be careful not to overbake).

 

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Also see :- French Breakfast Puffs – Learn under Expert Guide

 

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After transferring the baking dish to a wire rack, allow the bars to cool at room temperature. In order to make the cream cheese frosting, combine the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric stand mixer that is equipped with the paddle attachment.

Cream the mixture until it is completely smooth. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar, and beat until the mixture is frothy and light. After the bars have cooled, spread icing over them. Squares should be cut off. Put the container in the refrigerator and cover it with a lid or plastic wrap.

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Nutrition 

  • Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 314Calories from Fat 135
  • % Daily Value*
  • Fat 15g23%
  • Saturated Fat 9g56%
  • Cholesterol 51mg17%
  • Sodium 206mg9%
  • Potassium 97mg3%
  • Carbohydrates 41g14%
  • Sugar 29g32%
  • Protein 2g4%
  • Vitamin A 520IU10%
  • Calcium 35mg4%
  • Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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The Best Way To Slice Bar Cookies

When I want to display the bars in the cleanest possible manner, I like to use a “sling” made of parchment paper that makes it easy for me to remove them from the baking sheet. Apply a light coating of cooking oil to the baking pan via spray.

Prepare the pan by lining it with parchment paper, making sure that the paper extends over the bottom and edges of the pan. After they have been baked and allowed to cool, the bars should be frosted. Put the bars that have been frosted into the refrigerator for one hour. In order to make a clean cut with a sharp knife, the bars and icing will become more hard as a result of the chilling process.

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The bars should be removed from the refrigerator, and the entire cookie that has not been cut should be removed from the pan and placed on a cutting board. Take a sharp knife and press it down in a straight line; do not pull it between the bars. When it is cut and plated, you have the option of topping it with a few holiday sprinkles if you so like.

 

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NOTES

It is possible to freeze these gingerbread bars either before or after they have been frosted.
Place the cut bars in the freezer for up to a month after wrapping them in plastic wrap or foil.

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