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Red Velvet Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Scrumptious red velvet cookie bars with cream cheese frosting…oh my! Everyone will love this sweet treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 188kcal

Ingredients

Cookie Bars

  • 3 cups all purpose flour gluten free if desired
  • 1/4 cup unsweet­ened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon bak­ing pow­der
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup stick but­ter 1 stick, softened (or 2 sticks of butter and leave out the yogurt below)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz light cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish (or line with parchment paper for easy removal)
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and whisk together.
  • In a mixing bowl, blend cream butter, yogurt and sugar until creamy. (about 2 minutes).
  • Then beat in the eggs, vanilla, and food coloring and mix for an additional minute.
  • Add the flour mixture until dough forms, careful not to over mix.
  • Press the dough into the bottom of the 9x13 inch pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean).
  • Allow to completely cool before frosting.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Frost the top of the bars
  • Cut into squares.
  • ENJOY!!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar (1/24) | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.9mg