Gingersnap Cookie Bars With Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing

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Gingersnap Cookie Bars With Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing

It’s time for a little cheater recipe! It’s really only slightly cheating, you do use a cake mix but in order to make these bars amazing you have to add a bunch of stuff in as well. Molasses, spices, mmmm. So many good things!

This is exactly what you need this holiday season, it’s so fast, easy and it’s delicious as heck. Not to mention that everyone is going to be asking you where you got the recipe since it’s one of a kind!

Mmmm. Merry Christmas to me.

The pudding mix helps to make these cookie bars chewy and as you can see in the photo below the bars bake up beautifully.

Close up slice of Gingersnap Cookie Bars With Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing

Have fun baking these! One big pan of these is perfect for a large family dessert or something fabulous to take with you to your next holiday party. Be prepared to have the recipe ready to share with others!

Happy baking everyone!

Love,

Karlynn

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Cake mix makes these gingersnap cookie bars a real "snap" to make and the cream cheese frosting is the icing on the cake! #christmas #ginger #creamcheese #frosting

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Gingersnap Cookie Bars

Cake mix makes these gingersnap cookie bars a real "snap" to make and the cream cheese frosting is the icing on the cake!
5 from 1 vote
Close up slice of Gingersnap Cookie Bars With Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing
Prep Time
3 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
16
Calories
315
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 box of Instant Vanilla Pudding 4 serving
  • 1/2 cup of fancy molasses
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing

  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla if wanted

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the cookies in a bowl and mix until there are no lumps. This will be an arm workout!
  3. Grease or spray a 9x13 baking pan.
  4. Place the cookie dough into the pan and spread out evenly; I butter my hands slightly and flatten it out.
  5. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cookie is set in the middle and the edges are crispy.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  7. To make the icing:
  8. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy in a large mixing bowl. The paddle beater on a mixer works the best.
  9. Slowly add in the icing sugar and continue to beat until all the sugar is added and the mixture is smooth.
  10. Spread over the top of the completely cooled bars.
  11. Slice into square and serve!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 315kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 333mg, Potassium: 178mg, Sugar: 36g, Vitamin A: 370IU, Calcium: 98mg, Iron: 1.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Robyn says

    These are delicious!!! Having one heck of a time trying to not eat the entire pan. YUMMMM

  2. MarniInCalgary says

    I am making these tomorrow! They look like something I had ages ago.

  3. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Oh yes…they are super delicious! And so easy to make!

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