Gingerbread Blondies

Gingerbread Blondies250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Gingerbread Blondies250

The combination of molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cream cheese icing gives these blondies an unmistakable gingerbread flavour, without being overly rich or sweet.?

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fancy molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon Icing:
  • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cups icing sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in molasses and vanilla.

Whisk together flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Spread in greased or parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; smooth top.

Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, about 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Cinnamon Icing: In large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Beat in icing sugar and cinnamon until fluffy.

Transfer blondies to cutting board; spread icing over top. Cut into bars.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 68 mg
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 138.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 104 mg
  • Cholesterol 33 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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