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Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

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How To Make Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars

Indulge yourself with decadent red velvet sugar cookie bars that are made with a cocoa-rich base and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 3⅓cupsflour
  • ¼cupunsweet­ened cocoa
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspbak­ing pow­der
  • 1cupbut­ter,softened
  • cupssugar
  • 2eggs
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbspred food coloring,(1 oz)

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8ozcream cheese,(2 packages), softened
  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 2cupspowdered sugar,sifted
  • 1tspvanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have a 9×13-inch pan ready.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar for about 2 to 3 minutes until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and food coloring until combined.

  4. Add the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Press into the bottom of the pan.

  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until the edges start to pull away from the sides and a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean. Allow to completely cool before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Beat together the cream cheese and butter. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat together until smooth.

  2. Frost the top of the bars and enjoy!


  • Calories: 338.06kcal
  • Fat: 11.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.08g
  • Fiber: 1.20g
  • Sugar: 34.06g
  • Protein: 4.53g
  • Cholesterol: 50.84mg
  • Sodium: 134.26mg
  • Calcium: 24.75mg
  • Potassium: 78.88mg
  • Iron: 0.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 109.00µg
Have you tried making these Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars? Let us know how they turned out or share your own twist on the recipe in the Baking and Desserts forum!

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