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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Bars

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Bars

From: www.jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com

Serves: 20-40 bars (depending on how you cut them)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


 Cookies

1 1/2 Cups Sugar

1 Cup Butter

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

1 Egg

1/2 tsp Almond Extract

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

2 1/2 Cup Flour


Frosting

1/2 Cup Butter

4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar

3 TBSP Milk

1 tsp Vanilla

Food Coloring

1.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until nice and frothy.  About 4 minutes.

2.  Add vanilla and almond extract and continue to beat 1 minute more.

3.  In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix them around so that all ingredients are well incorporated.

4.  Add the flour mixture to the cream cheese mixture and beat for about 2 more minutes.

5.  Press the dough into a large jelly roll (cookie sheet) pan.

6.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
 
7.  Let the pan cool completely before cutting into bars.

8.  Time to make the frosting.  In a medium sized bowl combine the butter and cream cheese.  Beat for about 2 minutes.

9.  Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.  Mix for 1-2 minutes until smooth.

10.  Divide frosting into separate bowls and add food coloring for desired color.

11. Frost your cookies and serve.

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