Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars

Just made these Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars for Christmas…and only one word is appropriate…AMAZING!!!! This recipe is perfect…at first I was worried they might be too dry because the dough seemed so stiff and I practically had to shove the last bit of flour in there. But my worries were put to rest after the first glance and then the first bite. These will be a hit tomorrow, and I will for sure make them again…Valentine’s Day, Christmas, St. Paddy’s Day (with green coloring? Lol!)



Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars


  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. red food coloring
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9”-x-13” baking pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, food coloring, and salt. Mix until just combined.

Spread dough into prepared baking pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely.

Make frosting. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla and mix to combine. Spread over cooled red velvet cookie. Slice into squares.




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