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Spiced Gingerbread Cookie Bars

These Spiced Gingerbread Cookie Bars will definitely fill you with the spirit of the holiday season. They are slightly spicy, tender and sweet and just delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread bars
Servings: 15 squares
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9"×13" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses and beat until creamy, about 1-2 minutes. *The batter does get thick, so a stand mixer works best if you have one.
  • Add the egg and stir until incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until dough is well combined. It will be thick, like cookie dough.
  • Spread the dough with a silicone spatula (or your fingers) evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool.
  • Cool completely before frosting (optional) and cutting into squares. Add some Christmas sprinkles if you desire.

Notes

If you'd like to frost your Gingerbread Bars, I recommend cream cheese or vanilla frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg