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White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookie Bars

white chocolate-cranberry cookie bars Dessert
White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookie Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Soft-baked sugar cookie bars, studded with cranberries and white chocolate chips, are finished with cream cheese frosting and more cranberries for the perfect holiday treat! ...MORE+ LESS-

July 18, 2017

Ingredients

Bars

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1
egg
1/4
cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips

Frosting

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Topping

1/3
cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup softened butter, 4 oz cream cheese and egg with spoon until soft dough forms. Stir in 1/4 cup cranberries and the white chips. Spread dough in bottom of pan. Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat 8 oz cream cheese and 1/4 cup softened butter with electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar until frosting is smooth and creamy. Spread frosting over top of bars; sprinkle 1/3 cup cranberries over frosting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • To quickly soften cream cheese, remove from wrapper and place on microwavable plate; microwave uncovered on High about 15 seconds or just until softened.
  • The secret for cutting bars easily is to line pan with heavy-duty or nonstick foil. When it is time to cut bars, just lift by foil out of pan, and cut. This also makes cleanup extra easy.
  • If using 20% more cookie mix (21 oz size), add 1 tablespoon water to cookie mix, butter, cream cheese and egg. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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