Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bunny Lofthouse Cookie Bars

I wanted to send something to Sam for Easter and also had wanted to make the Lofthouse Cookie Bars. This seemed like a perfect time to make the bars into bunnies. I have never had a Lofthouse cookie before so I have nothing to compare it to but these were very good.  This comes together very quickly and icing the individual bunnies took the longest.  Just making the bars would be much quicker.  This recipe is from  The frosting is your basic vanilla butter cream recipe.

1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature
3 cups confections sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp 1/2 and 1/2 or heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a jelly roll pan (15 x 10 x 1) with cooking spray.  In a mixer cream butter, cream cheese and sugar together.  Add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. With the mixer on low, add in your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix until just combined.

Press dough evenly into your prepared pan.  Dough will be very sticky.

Bake for 20 minutes until edges begin to golden.  Cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting add butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla in bowl.  Mix together adding 1/2 and 1/2 by the tbsp one at a time until you have reach desired consistency.  I added 1 drop of pink food coloring for the bunnies.

You can leave the bar as is and frost and cut into servings or I took a bunny cookie cutter and made individual bunnies and then frosted individually.  Sprinkle if desired.

Enjoy!!   Susan

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  2. Great Easter Cookies and just in time for the Bunny Basket! Hope you have a fabulous week end celebration and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  3. I totally want to try these! Such a cute idea! I love any dessert in "bar" form :)

  4. What sweet bunnies! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  5. These are so cute and look absolutely delicious! We hope you'll be back to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you! -The Sisters

  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a wonderful week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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