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Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 15

Celebrate summer with a chilled version of the classic layered dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

Roxana Yawgel
June 18, 2014

Ingredients

1
package Pillsbury™ Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
envelope unflavored gelatin (1 tablespoon)
4
oz frozen (thawed) whipped topping (half 8-oz container)
1 3/4
cups chopped fresh strawberries

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Remove cookies from package; place cookies on cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely. (To speed up process, refrigerate cookies about 1 hour.)
  • 3
    Meanwhile, line 11x7-inch pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 4
    Once cookies are cool, place in food processor. Cover; pulse a few times until all cookies are crumbled. Reserve 1 cup of the cookie crumbs. Pour remaining cookie crumbs into pan; press in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 5
    In mixer bowl with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add gelatin; stir to combine.
  • 6
    With rubber spatula, fold whipped topping and 1 cup of the chopped strawberries into cream cheese mixture. Spread over cookie crust. Top with remaining chopped strawberries.
  • 7
    Sprinkle reserved 1 cup cookie crumbs evenly over dessert; gently press with fingers. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • 8
    To serve, cut into 5 rows by 3 rows to make 15 bars, or into 6 rows by 3 rows to make 18 bars.

Expert Tips

  • If you're on a vegetarian diet, you can leave the gelatin out, but remember to refrigerate a little longer.
  • These bars can be easily frozen and served as ice cream bars on hot summer days.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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