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Gingerbread Bars


Ingredients

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Gingerbread

  • 2 C + 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Frosting

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • christmas sprinkles
  • gingerbread icing transfers

Instructions

Gingerbread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and tear off a large sheet of parchment paper that is long enough to come up the sides about 2-4 inches
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda and salt and whisk together until combined
  3. In a standing mixer, cream together the brown sugar, butter and molasses and mix until combined
  4. Mix in the egg and vanilla
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients
  6. Scoop batter into the pan and lightly press down with your hands
  7. Bake for about 18 minutes
  8. Place baking dish onto a wire rack and let cool completely
  9. Cream cheese frosting

Frosting

  1. Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients except the sprinkles and icing transfer and mix until smooth and fluffy
  2. Using a rubber spatula, scoop some of the cream cheese frosting onto the cooled bars and frost

Finishing Bars

  1. Sprinkle the Christmas sprinkles
  2. Cut bars
  3. Place a gingerbread man into the center of each bar
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