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Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars

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Red Velvet is a fun Valentine’s treat and sugar cookies are a traditional Valentine’s treat in my book. So why not red velvet sugar cookie bars? That is what I have for you today. To make it even easier, they come in bar form.

Start by beating the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Then you beat in the eggs, vanilla, and that red food coloring.

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Next comes in the cocoa powder just like another red velvet recipe. You’ll also add salt, baking powder, and half the flour. Blend together, then add the remaining flour. Mix until you have a soft dough.

Press the dough into a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 20 minutes. They are ready when the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick comes out of the center clean (it may be red because of the coloring).

Cool completely, then frost with a traditional cream cheese frosting made with cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Frost over the cooled cookie bars. These cookies are thick and soft and really do taste like red velvet cake.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are red velvet sugar cookie bars?
They are delicious dessert bars made with red velvet cookie dough. They have a rich, slightly cocoa-flavored base and are typically topped with cream cheese frosting.

Can I make these bars ahead of time and store them?
Yes, you can make these ahead of time and store them in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature for a few days or refrigerated for longer freshness.

What’s the difference between red velvet sugar cookie bars and regular sugar cookie bars?
They differ from regular sugar cookie bars in their flavor and color. Red velvet bars have a distinct red hue and a subtle cocoa flavor, while regular sugar cookie bars are typically vanilla-flavored and light in color.

Here’s what you need to make the
Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars

  • BUTTER
  • SUGAR
  • EGGS
  • VANILLA
  • RED FOOD COLORING
  • UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER
  • SALT
  • BAKING POWDER
  • FLOUR
  • CREAM CHEESE
  • POWDERED SUGAR

For more cheesesteak recipes, try:

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Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars

Real Mom Kitchen

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Bars and Brownies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 252 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted but­ter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp one 1-ounce bottle red food coloring
  • ¼ cup unsweet­ened Dutch processed cocoa
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bak­ing pow­der
  • 3 ⅓ cups flour

Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 2-3 minutes Beat in the eggs then vanilla and food coloring.
  • Then add the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and half the flour. Blend into mixture. Add the remaining flour and combine until a soft dough forms.
  • Press the dough evenly into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until the edges start to pull away and a toothpick comes out of the center clean (it may be red because of the coloring). Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese and butter until well combined. Add the vanilla and slowly add the powdered sugar until blended. Frost over the cooled cookie bars. makes 2 dozen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword cookie bars, red velvet, Valentine’s
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Recipe adapted from Homemade in the Kitchen.

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