Ginger Snap Cheesecake Cookie Bars, #holidaytreats

I am so excited to be sharing my newest recipe here on Homemade Holiday Treats Blog Event! Love being a part of it!
I love the holiday season, it puts me in such a good mood. I can stare at the lit Christmas tree for hours. The hot chocolate, the stocking, the baking! All is wonderful. When I was deciding on a recipe for this holiday treat, I first though of a cookie. Cookies are wonderful but let’s take it a step further! Christmas cookie and cheesecake!! Oh yea!
Ginger snaps are a wonderful Christmas cookie and one of my family’s favorites. The smell of them in the oven always make the house all Christmasy. Pairing it with cheesecake may just send you to heaven!

Ginger Snap Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Ginger Snap Cookie:
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon all spice

Cheesecake:
2 packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
2 tbs sour cream
2 tbs flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp molasses
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
~Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 9×9 baking dish and line the bottom with parchment paper. Make sure to grease the parchment paper too.
1. First make the cookie part:
-Beat the butter and sugar for a couple of minutes.
– Add the eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition
– Add the molasses and vanilla, beat until combined
– Sift in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger and all spice. Mix until just combined.
2. Transfer the cookie dough into the baking dish and spread it evenly. Make sure to leave a little bit of the dough out to make a couple of cookies. Make 2-3 cookies while preparing the cheesecake batter. (The cookies will be crumbled and added to the top)

3. Prepare the cheesecake batter: Combine all the ingredients in a mixer. Beat until all combined and smooth.
4. Pour the batter over the cookie dough. Make sure it’s all spread evenly.
5. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Add the crumbled cookies, that you made earlier, on top of the cheesecake. Cool completely before serving.

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. I adore ginger snap cookies but I just realized that I’ve never actually made them. I just enjoy the ones that others make! This looks like a fantastic treat!

  2. Looks delicious, Lyuba!!! You had me at cheesecake ;) Hugs!

  3. Wow! Those look sooooo yummy! Love the name, too. ;)

  4. These look sooooo amazing! I will definitely be adding these to my must-try list! Have a great weekend :)

  5. That looks amazingly delicious!!

  6. Fantastic recipe. I love the combination of gingersnaps and cheesecake. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-62/

  7. Those look delightful! I bet they smell amazing too- they would be perfect for Christmas day- I mean you can get away with anything that rich on Christmas day – right!

    Cheers- oh stopping over from the Cheerios and Lattes Hop :)

  8. This looks absolutely fantastic–you may have gotten me more officially excited for the holiday season’s arrival (finally!) than any other post out there I’ve seen so far. Thank you for sharing!

  9. These look so good. I love this recipe. I would love it if you would share it with this weeks. Adorned From Above Blog Hop. It doesn’t end until midnight tonight.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/washi-tape-idea-book-and-wednesdays.html
    Debi

  10. What a great combination! Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I’m hopping along from The 1929 Charmer party.

  11. This sounds like a great holiday recipe, your bars look so yummy!

  12. OMG – these are mouth-watering bars!
    They look sooooooooooooooo GOOD
    I love ginger flavor

  13. I can practically taste thees already!! What a wonderful cookie bar, the flavors are so perfect together!

  14. Wow those look good!I love gingersnap and that cheesecake topping is mouthwatering! I bet it tastes so good with the gingersnap.

  15. This is being made sometime this week. And I am NOT sharing.

  16. Beautiful photography of these cookie bars! They are making people salivate!

  17. Oh my, this looks delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

  18. get in my belly, gingersnap cheesecake! holy yum.

    hope you’ll find a moment to stop by (if you haven’t already!) and enter a giveaway i am hosting: http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    smiles and happy weekend to you.

    michele

  19. I pinned this :)

  20. Lyuba,
    What a great Cookie Bar, it looks so moist and delicious. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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