gingerbread bars stacked up on a white plate

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Easy to make Gingerbread Bars that feed a crowd!  These are great for bake sales or parties or just your family who loves dessert!  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
460 kcal


  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For Cream Cheese Frosting or you can cheat and buy a can...
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses.
  4. Add egg and stir until completely incorporated.
  5. Add baking soda, flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt and mix until well combined. Press dough evenly into the bottom of greased pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes and let cool.
  7. Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. Cream butter and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and cream.
  9. Frost the bars and serve!
  10. I garnish the tops of mine with a little nutmeg.
  11. Cut into 12 large or 24 small bars
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 452mg19%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 630IU13%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.