These gingerbread cookies bars look pretty and taste great. Those warming winter spices are the perfect festive flavour. And these cookie bars are both decadent and fun to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
We like to make up a big batch of gingerbread cookie bars to keep ready for guests popping round over the festive holidays. They look like we’ve made a huge effort for our guests. And we do love to be great hosts.
The great thing is, the gingerbread cookie bars are easy to make and ready in no time.
This easy soft gingerbread cookie recipe makes for a great edible gift as well at Christmas time. We’re sure lots of people would love Christmas bar cookies. These are like Christmas dessert bars.
The frosted gingerbread cookie bars keep for a good length of time in the fridge, so you can enjoy fresh gingerbread for days. That’s if they will last that long!
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What are gingerbread cookie bars exactly?
Gingerbread cookie bars have the consistency of a thick doughy cake-y biscuit. They are softer than a standard biscuit or cookie. But they are denser than a fluffy cake or muffin.
Instead of your usual gingerbread cookies which are usually cut into shapes such as gingerbread men or stars, these spiced gingerbread cookie bars are sliced and served in long slices, or you can cut them into squares if you prefer.
What is in gingerbread cookie bars?
This is the best gingerbread cookie recipe. These gingerbread cookies have a lovely warmth from the spices of ginger, cinnamon, and, all spice. The strength of the spices is countered with the sweetness from the golden syrup, sugar, and frosting.
This is a gingerbread recipe without molasses. Instead we use golden syrup to add the texture and depth of flavour.
The gingerbread cookie icing could be a simple sugar icing you make at home, or you could use a store bought vanilla frosting or cream cheese frosting. It’s up to you and what your preferred frosting is.
Cover with a generous amount of your favourite sprinkles.
What do gingerbread cookie bars taste like?
These cookie bars taste like warming winter spices and sweetness. The are decadent and delicious, the perfect sweet treat in autumn and winter.
These are soft gingerbread cookies. They have a lovely soft, easy to eat texture. They are pretty much a cross between gingerbread cake bars and cookies.
How to serve gingerbread cookie bars
Of course, these gingerbread bars are the perfect afternoon tea treat. Serve with your afternoon coffee. Or if you’re having guests over, why not make your own hot chocolate station and serve these on the side.
Can you freeze gingerbread cookie bars?
Absolutely! Freeze the gingerbread cookie bars either as the entire slab or slice into bar shapes. Wrap and layer the cookie bars with parchment in between and then in a freezer-proof airtight container or a ziploc bag. To thaw, simply remove from freezer and allow to thaw on the countertop.
GINGERBREAD COOKIE BARS (SERVES 16)
115g Unsalted Butter, softened (plus a little extra for greasing)