I made these Gingerbread Bars last year and you all LOVED them. I recreated them again this year but with a few small changes and decorative additions and they’re better than ever! These bars are so deliciously spiced, chewy, and pair perfectly with a luscious and smooth cream cheese frosting. Perhaps the star of the show for these delicious Gingerbread Bars are the little Gingerbread Royal Icing toppers. Let’s get into it!
How To Make Royal Icing Gingerbread Transfers
The most important part to making these transfers is to give yourself enough time because these little guys need to set fro at least 24 hours before they can be picked up off the parchment paper without breaking to place onto your delicious Gingerbread Bars.
Start by using a piece of paper with little gingerbread men printed on them, or a cleaned tablet to trace all of the little gingerbread men we’ll need for our toppers using an edible marker. Make a few extra gingerbread in case any of your transfers break. Even if they set for the correct amount of time, they’re still fragile and mistakes happen 🙂
I pipe an outline of brown icing to trace the body of the gingerbread man then use that same icing to pipe a few lines inside his body, this helps to prevent the flood icing from caving in. Then I take the brown flood icing and fill in the entire body. I let this sit for one hour then pipe all of the small white details. Lastly, these need to rest for 24 hours before removing from parchment and using as toppers.
Making Gingerbread Bars
This Gingerbread Bar recipe is extremely simple and easy to follow. The batter will be thinner than a cookie dough consistency but thicker than cake batter. I found it easiest to use a whisk for the dry and wet ingredients then to switch over to a silicone spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet and to help spread the mixture into the pan evenly.
I hope you all enjoy this delicious Gingerbread Bar recipe this year and have a safe, cozy, happy holiday season. Be sure to follow me on social media so I can see what kind of desserts you guys want to see next! Enjoy! 🙂