Don’t have the time (or energy) to cut out and decorate gingerbread men? These Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars are quick to make and will put you in the Christmas spirit in no time.
Halfway through November, and I think my body is confused. On one hand, my brain has been wanting peppermint mochas, Christmas trees, and gingerbread. On the other hand, my heart has been lacking a bit of Christmas spirit. In fact, two weeks ago I was walking around the mall and wondering why Christmas trees were up everywhere. Then I realized Halloween is over and Christmas season has begun. A few days later, I got my first peppermint mocha of the season in hopes to liven my spirit. It worked for a little bit (or at least until my coffee was gone). Then I started craving gingerbread. I didn’t want to make gingerbread men because I’m lazy and quite frankly not very skilled at decorating. And when I’m feeling lazy like that, I often turn cookies into bars since all you have to do is spread the dough into the pan and frost. Except instead of frosting, I decided to top with mini marshmallows and make Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars.
As a baker during the holidays, I go through a ton of ingredients – butter, eggs, sugar, flour. Even though I’m all about getting the most for your money, sometimes you do need to invest in quality baking products (if you don’t believe me, try using cheap generic chocolate. No thanks). If you’re looking for a chewy Christmas cookie that is reminiscent of everyone’s favorite campfire treat, these Gingerbread S’mores Cookie Bars need to premiere on your holiday table.
I’m pretty sure you can’t get any more Christmas than gingerbread, and these bars have made me feel a little more jollier. However, I’m still not ready to put up my decorations. Not until Black Friday at the earliest. In fact, when I was done shooting these bars, I put my decorations that had exploded all over my living room back into their totes and said not for a few more weeks (that and I still hadn’t put away my Halloween decorations).
I love pairing chocolate and gingerbread together. Adding marshmallows and graham crackers to make them s’mores bars was only a step away. As I mentioned earlier, I used Bob’s Red Mill flour, which is the same high protein flour used by professional bakers. Flour is incredibly versatile as you can use it both in cooking to thicken sauces and baking to make, well, everything.
What about you – are you ready for Christmas? Or are you still holding out a few weeks longer?
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