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Red Velvet Cookie bars

Looking for a wonderful dessert recipe to share with friends and family? These amazing Red Velvet Cookie Bars may just become a new favorite in your household and with your loved ones. This chewy and delectable dessert cookie bar recipe is so delicious and will have your loved ones coming around for seconds.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet cookie bars
Servings: 16
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ C flour
  • ¼ C Hershey Cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ½ C Sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp red gel food coloring
  • 16 Oreos chopped into small pieces

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 - 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ C unsalted butter softened
  • 3 ½ C Powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 C Valentines Day Sprinkles
  • ½ C chopped oreos

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder
  • Using a large bowl and hand mixer, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined
  • Beat in the red food coloring
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined
  • Fold in half of the Oreos into the dough
  • Press dough into the pan and sprinkle the remaining Oreos on top
  • Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow cooling completely

Cream cheese frosting

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together until creamy the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until creamy and stiff peaks
  • Spread the frosting evenly onto the bars
  • Sprinkle the Valentines Days sprinkles and chopped Oreos onto the frosting
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!