Valentine's Day Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bar Decoration Ideas

Hello, dessert lovers! Today, we're going to turn our attention to a classic dessert, but with a twist - Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars. These aren't just any cookie bars; they're a blend of soft, chewy cookies and smooth, rich flavors that will leave you wanting more. Let's dive in and learn how to make these delightful treats.

Ingredients and Tools Needed

Before we jump into the recipe, let's list out what you'll need. Here's the list:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of cream cheese
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Food coloring (optional)

In terms of tools, you'll need a large bowl, a wooden spoon, a spatula, a silicone spatula, and a scale. Oh, and don't forget a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

The Recipe Steps

Let's get started!

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease your baking sheet with butter or line it with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Once that's done, add in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well until everything is combined.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this mixture to the butter and cream cheese mixture, stirring until just combined.

4. Pour in the milk and stir until the dough starts to come together. Be careful not to overmix.

5. Drop dollops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. If you want to add some color to your cookie bars, you can drop a few drops of food coloring onto each dollop before pressing it into the dough.

6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Keep an eye on them, though - they might burn if left in the oven for too long.

7. Allow the cookie bars to cool completely before cutting them into bars. You can cut them straight across the bottom, or you can cut diagonally to give them a more interesting shape.

And voila! You've got yourself a batch of delicious Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars. Enjoy these crunchy, chewy treats with a side of creamy, rich flavors. Bon app├ętit!