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Strawberry Rhubarb Sugar Cookie Bars

This amazing sugar cookie bars recipe makes for the perfect dessert!

Author: Jackie
Ingredients
  • Sugar Cookie Bars
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Filling
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 cup thinly sliced rhubarb
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Crumb Topping
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter , melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose Flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. To make the sugar cookie base, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl before each addition.
  4. Mix in vanilla.
  5. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl.
  6. Gradually add flour mixer to butter/sugar mixture.
  7. Beat on low until all flour is just incorporated.
  8. Press dough down in pan evenly.
  9. In a clean bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 3 minutes on high until sugar is dissolved.
  10. Stir in diced strawberries and sliced rhubarb.
  11. Spread fruit cream cheese mixture over pressed cookie dough.
  12. To make the crumb topping combine melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and flour until small pea sized clumps form.
  13. Sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.
  14. Bake bars for 45 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean.
  15. Cool and slice into bars.