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Lofthouse Cookie Bars

Lofthouse Cookie Bars | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Soft and sweet, these Lofthouse Cookie Bars are better than store bought and almost as easy.

Ingredients

Scale

For the cookie bars

For the frosting

Instructions

For the cookie bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and cover a half sheet pan or a jelly roll pan with foil, then spray lightly. I used a 17×12 inch pan. You could use a smaller pan, but I wouldn’t use anything larger.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Next, mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  4. Turn your mixer to its lowest setting and slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Spread your cookie dough as evenly as possible in your pan. It will be quite sticky. I tried a couple different tools, but ultimately, the best thing was clean hands.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden. Cool completely.

For the frosting

  1. Beat together butter and powdered sugar with your electric mixer adding the powdered sugar gradually. It will be a very stiff mixture.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract then add the milk slowly to thin it out. You may need a little more or a little less. You want a very thick frosting that will be more smashable than spreadable. Crank the speed up for about 30 seconds to make sure everything is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Carefully spread your frosting over your cooled cookie bars, covering the entire surface as evenly as possible.
  4. Scatter your sprinkles across your frosting and gently press to sprinkles down into the frosting to hold them in place. I do this with a wax paper covered hand.
  5. Slice into bars of the desired size. You could definitely make smaller servings to feed a larger crowd if you need to. Everyone will still be happy.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

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