Friday, December 23, 2022

Gingerbread Shortbread Blondie Bars with Ice Gingerbread Cookie Pop

 Ingredients - Ginger blondie:

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (210g)

1/2 tsp baking powder (2g)

1/4 tsp baking soda (1g)

1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

zest of one medium lemon

10 tbsp unsalted butter, browned and cooled to room temperature (113g)

1 cup packed light brown sugar (220g)

1/4 cup granulated sugar (50g)

2 tbsp molasses

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla bean paste alt. use vanilla extract

1/4 tsp lemon extract, optional

1 (5.25oz) bag of Iced Gingerbread Cookie Pop

Ingredients - Ginger Sugar:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp ground ginger, to taste

4 oz white chocolate, melted


Stand mixer with paddle attachment

Parchment paper

8×8 baking pan


To make the brown butter, melt butter in a clear heavy bottom pot. Once the butter starts to foam, whisk continuously until brown bits start to form. Remove from heat, pour into a clean bowl, skim the foam from the top and cool to room temperature (20-25 minutes).

Line 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.

In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat browned butter, sugars and molasses until smooth and well combined. Add eggs and vanilla paste, beating well after each one until well combined. Careful not to overbeat.

Add dry ingredients to the wet 1/2 batch at a time. Slowly stir each time until JUST combined. A few flour streaks is okay! Drop evenly sized scoops into the prepared pan. Evenly press batter/dough into the pan. Sprinkle it with ginger sugar.

Bake at 350 for 28-33 minutes. Center will look slightly underbaked, but the toothpick should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Pull from the oven, and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Top with melted white chocolate and Iced Gingerbread Cookie Pop once cooled and enjoy! 

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