Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 22 mins | Cooling Time: 45 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins | Yield: 15 Bars
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Sugar Cookie Bars
1/2 c unsalted butter softened to room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese
1 c white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract optional
2 large eggs
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c unsalted butter
2 ounces cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 – 3 c powdered sugar
To Make the Sugar Cookie Bars:
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Line with foil and apply with cooking spray in a 9×13-inch baking pan.
Step 3: Add the cream cheese, butter, and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Beat until well mixed.
Step 4: Add the almond extract, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat until well blended.
Step 5: In another mixing bowl, add the cornstarch, baking powder, flour, and salt. Whisk until well mixed.
Step 6: Transfer the flour mixture into the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
Step 7: Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
Step 8: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle.
Step 9: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.
To Make the Frosting:
Step 1: In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and butter. Beat until well blended.
Step 2: Add the vanilla extract and salt. Stir until well blended.
Step 3: Add the powdered sugar gradually. Make sure to beat every addition.
Step 4: Spread the frosting over the cookie bars and top them with holiday sprinkles.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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