Gingerbread Cookie Bars with Eggnog Frosting have the same great flavor as the classic cookie, just with more ease!
Welcome to Day 1 of Christmas Week. This annual event was started in 2012, and is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. This year we have over 35 bloggers sharing festive sweet recipes for the event. Plus we all chipped in for a huge Amazon Gift Card Giveaway so be sure to enter!
Participants for Christmas Week:
Cravings of a Lunatic
Poet in the Pantry
The Redhead Baker
Pineapple and Coconut
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Cooking on the Front Burner
The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Crumb: A Food Blog
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Amee’s Savory Dish
Food Done Light
Farm Fresh Feasts
Flour On My Face
Mother Would Know
Food Lust People Love
My Catholic Kitchen
Try Anything Once Culinary
That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Cooking In Stilettos
Mind Over Batter
Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Big Bear’s Wife
From Gate to Plate
Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Dixie Chik Cooks
The Tomato Tart
This is my second year participating in #ChristmasWeek and I’m pretty excited to be blogging with all these lovelies! Each one of them is amazingly talented…. so you know dang well there’s going to be some deliciousness this week!! We have to get you prepared for Christmas after all, right?!
Well… I had in mind to roll out my Gingerbread Oatmeal Creme Pies for Monday, but… it was a hectic weekend and I had to swap my Monday and Saturday’s around, so be sure to check back all week as I’ll have a recipe for you all week, but the creme pies will be rounding out my sweets!!
I am a huge fan of soft, chewy gingerbread cookies during the winter and this year I wanted to turn them into bars! Boy, was that a great idea. C, even thinks they’re amazing and he doesn’t eat a lot “gingerbread” things. I know they get a big ol’ gold star if he highly enjoys them!
Seriously though… these bars contain the same ingredients as cookies, except they’re much easier as you just press them into the bottom of a 9×13 and bake… then once they’re cool… slap on the eggnog buttercream… I don’t know what heaven tastes like, but these might be pretty close! Just saying…
So enough with me talking… lets get to it….
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Eggnog Buttercream Frosting
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar
- 1-3 teaspoons eggnog (depending on desired consistency)
- Preheat oven to 350*F and line a 9x13 with wax paper (ease of removal) or grease.
- In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars.
- Add vanilla, molasses, and egg, creaming until smooth.
- In a sifter combine remaining ingredients.
- Sift into molasses mixture, mixing until thoroughly combined.
- Press dough into bottom of prepared 9x13 pan.
- Bake at 350*F for 20-25 minutes or until tests done.
- Allow to cool and then frost with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting.
- Serve sprinkled with nutmeg!
- Directions for Frosting
- In a mixer cream together the cream cheese and butter.
- Gradually add powdered sugar.
- Use eggnog to thin to desired consistency. (I used a good tablespoon in mine because I wanted a stronger flavor).
Now be sure to take a gander and everyone’s recipes this week and enter the giveaway!!
Pistachio Brittle from Cravings of a Lunatic
Coconut Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake from Desserts Required
Peppermint Bark from Poet in the Pantry
Eggnog Pound Cake from The Redhead Baker
Quince, Cranberry and Persimmon Crisps from Pineapple and Coconut
Chocolate Fruit ‘n Nut Bites from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Fancy Chocolate Covered Marshmallows from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Marzipan Fruits from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Eggnog Truffles from Crumb: A Food Blog
Peppermint Fudge from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from Amee’s Savory Dish
Gingerbread Cake with Orange Cream Glaze from Comfortably Domestic
Christmas Sweets and Treats from Food Done Light
Spiked Hot Cocoa Gift Mix from Farm Fresh Feasts
Chanukah Olive Oil Cookies from Mother Would Know
Coconut Pralines from Food Lust People Love
Blueberry Overnight Sweet Rolls from My Catholic Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from Daily Appetite
Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps from Try Anything Once Culinary
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Cups from Savory Experiments
Bourbon Soaked Eggnog Cake from Cooking In Stilettos
Ginger Snap Cocktail from Food Babbles
Coquito Cinnamon Roll Bundt from Mind Over Batter
No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from Big Bear’s Wife
Easy Cream Cheese Cookies from Everyday Southwest
Gingerbread Cookie Bars from From Gate to Plate
Molasses Ginger Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Apricot Spice Biscotti from Savoring Italy
Caramel Bacon Bark from Dixie Chik Cooks
Gluten Free Chocolate Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies from The Tomato Tart
Easy Macadamia Cashew Brittle from Aloha Flavor
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