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Stack of four chewy gingerbread cookie bars with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles on a black table.

Chewy Gingerbread Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Andrea
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These easy gingerbread cookie bars with cream cheese frosting are soft and chewy and super festive for the holidays!


Gingerbread Bars

Flour: 1 and 1/2 cups

Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon

Ground Cinnamon: 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

Ground Ginger: 3 teaspoons

Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

Granulated Sugar: 1/2 cup

Brown Sugar: 1/4 cup

Butter, melted: 1/4 cup

Egg: 1

Molasses: 1/4 cup

Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon

Cream Cheese Frosting

Butter, softened: 1/2 cup

Cream Cheese, softened: 4 oz

Powdered/Confectioners Sugar: 2.5 cups

Optional: Sprinkles



Scroll up to the full blog post for recipe FAQ’s and storage information.

When you transfer the batter to your baking dish, it’ll feel pretty sticky but just keep pressing it into the dish, and it’ll eventually spread out. 

It may be easier to use a rubber spatula to spread out the batter in the baking dish. 

It's easier to sprinkle the spatula with some water so the batter doesn’t stick to the spatula every time you press it.

Let the baked bars come to room temperature before frosting them otherwise, the icing will be runny.

The frosting is really easy to make, but if you don’t want to make it yourself, you can definitely opt for store-bought icing instead!

Make these gingerbread bars super festive for the holidays by using fun Christmas colored sprinkles!

Each time you slice the bars, wipe the knife on a paper towel before making another slice to get a bar with clean, sharp edges. 

Nutrition facts are for informational purposes only. We are not responsible for any errors. We have tested the recipe for accuracy, but your results may vary. Please note that this is not medical or nutrition advice. Seek advice from a licensed professional if you need advice. We are not liable for any damages caused by your use of this content.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: dessert, bars, holiday
  • Method: bake, frost
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: gingerbread bars, ginger bars, gingerbread cookie bars, dessert bars