These lovely Valentine Sugar Cookie Bars are super delish, and the perfect sweet treat for the one’s you love this Valentine’s Day. Tender sugar cookie bars are tinted pin and frosted with a yummy cream cheese frosting. Add a festive touch with some pink and red sprinkles.
Sugar cookie bars are fast becoming my favorite sweet treat. This Valentine’s Day recipe rivals the Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars recipe we shared for the holiday season.
Valentine Sugar Cookie Bars
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1 8 Oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and food coloring until well combined. Add the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Dough will be very thick. Press into the bottom of the baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes until or until a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean.
Cool completely before frosting.
To make the cream cheese frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat together until smooth. Frost the top of the bars and sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles. Enjoy!
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