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Frosted Gingerbread Cookie Bars

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Chilling Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: bar
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


Frosted, festive, and Christmas delicious without the cookie cutters, these EASY vegan gluten-free gingerbread cookie bars will be a new holiday tradition!



Gingerbread Cookie Bars

  • 1/3 cup (50g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup (125g) almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 1/4 cup (80g) molasses
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp warm water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups (140g) almond flour
  • 1/4 cup (30g) coconut flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each allspice, nutmeg, and cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup (240g) coconut cream (refrigerated overnight so you can scoop out just the solid cream)
  • 1/4 cup (80g) maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tbsp (25g) coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8 x 8″ square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the coconut sugar, coconut oil, almond butter, molasses, prepared flax egg, and vanilla.
  3. Add in the flours, spices, baking powder, and salt. Mix to form a thick cookie dough.
  4. Press into the prepared pan, and bake for 22-24 minutes until just browned around the edges.
  5. Cool completely before frosting.
  6. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews.
  7. Blend all the frosting ingredients until very smooth and creamy.
  8. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to thicken.
  9. Frost the cooled cookie bars, and top with sprinkles. If the frosting has softened too much, chill again for 1 hour before slicing. Keep leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.

Keywords: gluten free, dairy free, holiday, christmas, cookie, frosting, spice, molasses, chewy, easy, baking