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Red Velvet Cookie Bars

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  20 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 55 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Cookie bars get a Valentine's Day makeover with this decadent-yet-oh-so-easy treat.

Jocelyn Delk Adams Jocelyn Delk Adams
February 8, 2016

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1
box red velvet cake mix
2/3
cup melted unsalted butter
2
eggs, room temperature
Powdered sugar, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 With lightly floured fingers, break up cookie dough into pan; press evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 3 Bake 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven; cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cake mix, melted butter and eggs with whisk until well combined.
  • 4 Spread cake batter evenly over partially baked crust. Return to oven; bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 5 Cut cooled bars into 4 rows by 3 rows; sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 With lightly floured fingers, break up cookie dough into pan; press evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 3 Bake 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven; cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cake mix, melted butter and eggs with whisk until well combined.
  • 4 Spread cake batter evenly over partially baked crust. Return to oven; bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 5 Cut cooled bars into 4 rows by 3 rows; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

These bars can be served plain or with powdered sugar. To create a darling heart shape in the middle of each bar, simply cut out a one-inch heart from a piece of parchment paper or paper towel, lay it in the middle of a bar, and coat with powdered sugar using a sieve. Quickly remove the heart stencil and repeat for each bar.

You can also make the bars even more decadent by spreading on a layer of cream cheese frosting.

If you want to make a tray of thinner bars, spread the ingredients in a wider pan or halve the recipe using the same size pan but bake for less time.

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