Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

"Civilisation was built around wheat, around people settling down and not being nomadic. Baking is one of the oldest professions."
Paul Hollywood
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie Base:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup margarine softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon water

Filling:

  • 16 ounce packages cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups whipped topping Optional
  • 2 tablespoons whipped topping or to taste (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt for the cookie base in a bowl.
  • Cream margarine and white sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Stir in molasses and water. Gradually stir flour mixture into the molasses mixture. Transfer dough to a 9×13-inch pan, patting it down so it covers the entire bottom of the pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and brown sugar for the filling in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and stir, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until mixture is smooth. Fold in 3 cups whipped topping until well combined. Spread filling into the cooled cookie base. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with remaining whipped topping before serving.

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars
Serving Size
 
24 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
262
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
34
mg
11
%
Sodium
 
215
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
186
mg
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Calcium
 
52
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Stabilized whipped cream can be used in place of whipped topping.
Keyword Cheesecake, Cookies
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