Brenda mentioned that some of the recipes that she had seen included cream cheese but it wasn't her preference. I went searching and comparing recipes that used cream cheese. My spritz cookie dough is made with cream cheese and I love those little bites....so I knew that I would love sugar cookie bars with cream cheese!
Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars
adapted from Cookies and Cups
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat over to 350° F.
Lightly grease a jelly roll pan and line it with parchment paper. Lightly grease the parchment paper with butter.
On medium speed, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix until just incorporated.
With the mixer on low, add in your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined.
Press dough evenly into your prepared pan. (Dough will be sticky.)
Bake for 20 minutes until edges begin to golden.
Cool completely before frosting.
These were tasty! I had do trouble eating one or two and then sharing with everybody in the neighborhood....these may not overtly threaten inches...but, you see, it is the covert cookies you need to watch! Enjoy. We did.
I am sharing at Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage and Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm.