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Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars

These sugar cookie bars melt in your mouth!  I used peppermint in the frosting but you can omit or change it up with almond or vanilla.

Course Dessert, holiday
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
317 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Frosting

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract optional
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 cake pan with non-stick spray.

  2. Beat together butter and cream cheese until well blended.

  3. Mix in sugar, egg and vanilla.

  4. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder.  Mix well.

  5. Spread dough into prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes.

Frosting

  1. Using a mixer beat the butter until smooth.  Add one cup of powdered sugar along with one tablespoon of the half and half.  Alternate until it forms a thick frosting.  Mix in extract.  

  2. Frost cooled bars and top with crushed peppermint candy!  

Nutrition Facts
Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 27g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 11.7%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.