RED VELVET SUGAR COOKIES BARS

Photo by Cecelia H.
Adapted from chocolatemoosey.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

Dozen

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Adapted from chocolatemoosey.com

Ingredients

  • Cookie

  • 3 1/3

    cups flour

  • 1/4

    cup unsweet­ened Dutch processed cocoa

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon bak­ing pow­der

  • 1

    cup (2 sticks) unsalted but­ter, softened

  • 1 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2

    Tablespoons (one 1-ounce bottle) red food coloring

  • Frosting

  • 3

    cups powdered sugar

  • 1

    cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • Sprinkles for decorating

Directions

For the cookies: 1.Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray with a non stick cooking spray a 13×9 pan. 2.In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Set aside. 3.In another large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 2-3 minutes Beat in the eggs then vanilla and red food coloring. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until a dough form. 4.Press the dough evenly into the pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until the edges start to pull away and a toothpick comes out of the center with very few crumbs (it may be red because of the coloring). Cool completely. For the frosting: 1.In a large bowl, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, and salt until creamy. Add the vanilla and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Spread onto the cookie bars and decorate with sprinkles.

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