Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars

Every once in a while my sweet tooth takes over and everything with sugar looks wonderful.  My friend, Brenda, at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen tempts me frequently.  Last week I saw her recipe for Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars.  She commented that she made the cookie dough but was too lazy to make individual cookies so she put the dough in a jelly roll pan...  I was feeling pretty lazy myself....I liked the idea of making cookie bars.  These were simple and didn't overtly advertise additional inches for one's body!

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 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
1 egg
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.


  1. oh my gosh those look amazing! soft, chewy, and iced! yum!

  2. Sounds good, I can see some red, white and blue sprinkles on them too:@)

  3. Mmmmmm...these sound like a perfect treat and you're right, so much easier than cookies!!

  4. What a happy cookies those are!

  5. Seeing those sprinkles on the cookie bars my child's heart says, Yes! I want some. Lovely!


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