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    Gingerbread Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese

    Source of Recipe

    gilly and mccormick

    List of Ingredients

    3/4 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 tablespoon McCormick® Ground Ginger
    1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup molasses
    2 tablespoons water

    Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract


    1. Grease 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

    2. Cream butter in large mixer bowl. Beat in 3/4 cup sugar, egg, ginger, and cinnamon.

    3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in molasses and water; mix until just blended. Spread in prepared pan.

    4. Beat Lemon Cream Cheese Icing ingredients until smooth. Using 1/2 cup lemon icing, spoon dollops (about 1 teaspoon each) over batter in pan. With a knife, swirl through ginger base with large strokes. Bake 28-30 minutes or until batter begins to pull away from pan edges. Cool 30 minutes.

    5. Spread remaining lemon icing over bars. Cut using a sharp knife. Store in refrigerator




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