Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

Cecelia Huddleston

By
@Cecelia26

My husband & I like these cookie bars because the cookie mix
has just the right amount of spice.


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Serves:

9-12

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
betty crocker gingerbread cookie mix
1 stick
butter, melted
1 Tbsp
half and half
1 large
egg
1 c
walnuts or pecans, chopped

CHEESECAKE FILLING:

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
imitation vanilla
1 tsp
imitation butter extract
1 large
egg
2 Tbsp
cornstarch

FROSTING:

2 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
imitation vanilla
1-2 Tbsp
half and half

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8" square pan (I used a glass one) with Baker's Joy or any cooking spray with flour. Combine cookie mix, butter, half and half and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread 1/2 of cookie dough in bottom of pan and halfway up the side of the pan.
2
Filling:
Combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until blended. Add vanilla, butter extract, egg, and cornstarch; beat until smooth. Spread mixture over cookie dough. Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls of remaining cookie dough on top of cream cheese mixture. Bake 55-60 minutes or until mixture is set. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
3
Frosting:
Beat cream cheese and butter until blended.
Gradually, mix in powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla and half and half. Frost cookie bars. Cover and store in refrigerator. 9 -12 bars
4
Note: Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix is available in stores during the holiday season.

Variation: Substitute Betty Crocker Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American