Gingerbread Blondies with Cream Cheese Icing
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Recipe type: Bars
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Serves: 15-18
 
These Gingerbread Blondies are perfectly spiced, soft and chewy bars with a light and fluffy cream cheese icing on top. So perfect for the holidays!
Ingredients
  • FOR THE BLONDIES:
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 & ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • One (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 & ½ - 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Holiday sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 9x13" rectangular baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and stir in the brown sugar; let cool 5 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition, followed by the vanilla, molasses, baking soda, spices, and flour until a soft batter comes together.
  3. Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan and bake for approximately 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar one cup at a time until frosting is light and fluffy. Spread the frosting evenly over the blondies and top with sprinkles, if using. To make a clean-cut square, cover and refrigerate the blondies about 1 hour.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at https://thedomesticrebel.com/2017/11/30/gingerbread-blondies-with-cream-cheese-icing/