Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

We love sugar cookies at my house!! I hate rolling and cutting them out.  So when I saw this recipe over at Its SEW for YOU, I had to try it out.  They were amazing! I took half the pan to a Valentine's Party at work and left the other half at home.  Needless to say I did not bring any home and at home they ate what was left.
Everyone thought they were AWESOME!  The perfect dessert, quick, easy and oh so delicious!  Just talking about them makes me want some right now!! YUM!!
Cream Cheese Cookie Bars
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 t almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2  teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and egg until nice and frothy, about 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and almond extract and beat for 1 minute more.

In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat for 2 minutes. Press the dough into a lghtly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let the pan cool completely
Frosting:
1/2 cup butter softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
4 - 4 1/2  cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring or icing paste
 Combine the butter and cream cheese. Beat for 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Mix for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Frost your pan of cookies. If desired add sprinkles or other decorations.
Cut into pieces and enjoy!!


16 comments:

  1. Oh my gracious. I'm drooling - seriously!
    Brandie

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  2. That looks like they would taste wonderful.

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  3. These are a definite must-try!!! I'm not a big fan of rolling sugar cookies either. It was fun when my kids were really little, but now that they're not interested in doing it, I'm not either.

    Have a great day,
    Patti

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  4. What a great idea to just make sugar cookie bars! My Mom used to do that when I was growing up with chocolate chip cookis--she just made them in a big pan instead of cutting out/portioning out individual cookies. It saved a lot of time!

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  5. Hi Tiffanee, I just commented but I accidentally hit the 'back' button right after and I'm not sure if it went through . ..
    so anyway, I love the idea of making these in a pan and cutting them into bars. What a time-saver. My Mom used to do the same thing with chocolate chip cookies when I was growing up.

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  6. One of my favorite ingredients to bake with is cream cheese.
    These bars sound yummy and look delightful!

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  7. These cream cheese cookie bars look so great. Right up my alley!

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  8. They look great Tiffanee, bet they did go fast:@)

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  9. Glad this was the recipe you tried -- they looked so amazing! Glad to hear they are tasty.

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  10. These sound awesome!! I love cream cheese...and I love cookies. I will be making these real soon.

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  11. Another fun and tasty treat with cream cheese. I still have on my list to do...your colorful cr.cheese candies ;o) Where does the time fly?
    I'm thinking Easter ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  12. Oh, I just love visiting your blog! These look like the most yummy bars!

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  13. LOVE these Tiffanee!!! I so want to make a batch myself...thanks for the encouragment....:-)

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  14. Yea, if I had been left alone at your house with these you wouldn't have come home to find any either :), Have a great weekend! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  15. Mmmm, that cream cheese must really give these bars a rich taste.

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  16. Thanks to Pinterest I just found this recipe and you. I'm a new follower

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