Gingerbread Blondies with Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Swirl
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

A family favorite, Gingerbread Blondies are super simple to make and great for your holiday cookie tray!

Course: Baking, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, christmascookies, thanksgiving
Servings: 48
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Kellie
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • juice and zest of one meyer lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 17-by-12-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment leaving a 1-inch overhang. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and brown and granulated sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolk, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla and molasses and then reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and beat until combined.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, lemon zest, juice and vanilla until smooth. Fill a pastry bag without a tip, or a ziplock bag with the corner cut off, with the filling and pipe it onto the batter in ribbons lengthwise approximately 1 1/2 inches apart. Cut through the filling with a knife widthwise, alternating directions, to create the swirl.
  5. Bake until edges are golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 2-inch squares.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Blondies with Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Swirl
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.