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Gooey Sugar Cookie Bars

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 15

Reminiscent of classic gooey butter cakes, these bars are packed with plenty of butter, made easy with sugar cookie mix, and finished with whipped cream and juicy strawberries. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Bar

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 1/2
cups powdered sugar
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/3
cup butter, melted

Topping

3
cups coarsely chopped strawberries (about 1 lb)
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1
cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie mix and 1/2 cup softened butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Spread mixture evenly in pan; press lightly.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese, 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, eggs and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until blended; scrape bottom and side of bowl. Beat on high speed until smooth. Beat in 1/3 cup melted butter until blended. Pour over cookie mixture; spread evenly.
  • 4
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 5
    Just before serving, in medium bowl, mix strawberries, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and the lemon juice. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. To serve, cut bars into 5 rows by 3 rows. Top each with strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bars.

Expert Tips

  • If a make-ahead dessert is what you need, make this recipe the day before serving. After cooling, tightly cover with foil, and store in refrigerator until serving.
  • Need whipped cream but short on time? Purchase whipped cream topping in an aerosol can to have on hand to make serving this dessert extra easy.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
47g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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