Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

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These cheesecake bars are packed full of gingerbread flavor that gingerbread lovers won't be able to get enough of.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 bars

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:

  • 2 (8 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)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt for the cookie base in a bowl.

  3. 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 9x13-inch pan, patting it down so it covers the entire bottom of the pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

  5. 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.

  6. Garnish with remaining whipped topping before serving.

Cook's Note:

Stabilized whipped cream can be used in place of whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
14g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 186mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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