Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

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Lorraine Daniels Modified: March 24, 2022
Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

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

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!

Nutrition

  • 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
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