Valentine’s LoftHouse Cookie Bars
 
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A light, fluffy sugar cookie crust topped with a sweet, creamy buttercream frosting.
Serves: 24 slices
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • frosting:
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 drops red food coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 18 x 13 baking sheet / Jelly Roll Pan with aluminium foil sprayed with cooking spray or you can use parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, add flours, baking powder and salt; stir together, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until combined. Beat in greek yogurt until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. The dough will be sticky.
  5. Spread the cookie dough evenly in the prepared baking pan. I sprayed cooking spray on my hand to evenly spread it out. Bake in oven for 15 - 20 minutes, just until the sides start to pull away from the pan and the edges are lightly brown. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile to make the frosting; in a bowl add butter, powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Add milk, vanilla extract and food coloring and beat until evenly combined. If frosting is to thick, add a drop of milk to thin it out. If it is to thin, add more powdered sugar.
  7. Spread frosting over cooled bars and top with sprinkles if desired.
Notes
Calories per bar: 138, Fat: 6.7, Cholesterol: 24.9, Sodium: 62, Potassium: 11, Carbs: 18, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 10, Protein: 2
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/02/11/valentines-lofthouse-cookie-bars/