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TASTY TUESDAY: Kodiak Gingerbread Cookie Bars

December 04, 2018 1 min read

TASTY TUESDAY: Kodiak Gingerbread Cookie Bars

December is here and it is officially the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday parties are upon us and that means it is time to make and eat all of your favorite holiday treats! These Gingerbread Cookie Bars are the perfect things to share with your family, friends, and neighbors this season.

Thanks to Kodiak Cakes for this tasty recipe! Make sure to give them a follow @kodiakcakes to see more ways to use their amazing products!

Gingerbread Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting 

Prep Time 20 min                Bake Time 20 min
Yields 24 bars 

Ingredients 

Cookie Bars

½ cup butter, melted 

¾ cup sugar 

¼ cup brown sugar 

½ teaspoon vanilla 

⅓ cup molasses 

1 egg 

1 teaspoons baking soda 

2 cups Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes 

1 tablespoon cinnamon 

½ teaspoon ground ginger 

¼ teaspoon ground cloves 

¼ teaspoon nutmeg 

½ teaspoon salt 

Cream Cheese Frosting 

8 ounces cream cheese, softened 

¼ cup butter, softened 

3 cups powdered sugar 

1 teaspoon vanilla 

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses. Add the egg and stir until completely incorporated.
  3. Add baking soda, Kodiak Cakes, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt and mix until well combined.
  4. Spread dough evenly into the greased pan, pressing all the way to the edges.
  5. 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 (I use my stand mixer). Add vanilla.
  2. While mixing, gradually add in powdered sugar. Mix until creamy & well ­combined.
  3. Once the bars have cooled, frost the tops. Garnish with holiday sprinkles or a pinch of cinnamon.
  4. Cut into squares and serve.

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