White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars

I don’t know from whence or where these came, only that they are exceptionally sweet and charming little treats. I took a seemingly plain sugar cookie bar recipe and dressed it up with white chocolate and walnuts then covered it in a pretty, pink, strawberry frosting. I searched far and wide for the origin of the cookie bar recipe only to trace it from blog to blog to blog…with no luck in finding the original.

The excessive sweetness of the white chocolate and the tartness of the berries balance each other out in a delicious, delectable way. If these were brownies I would describe them as being fudgy. They have the same texture with soft, dense, creamy middles, unless they’re overcooked, then they turn into cake. You can see around the edges how they are more cake-like.

I love these cold from the fridge! The same with brownies and sometimes cake. The flavors are more intense and the texture becomes like candy. Whatever way you chose to eat them is fine by me! Just please do.

White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars

Delectable sugar cookie bars with white chocolate and walnuts frosted with a strawberry frosting.

INGREDIENTS:

8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 + 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white chocolate, chopped or chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
frosting:
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
about 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup strawberry puree* or jam
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 11×7 or 8x8 - inch pan or line with parchment first, then grease. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg, add vanilla beat well.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda, combine with a whisk. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and mix until just combined. Mix in chocolate and walnuts.
  3. Spread out evenly in pan and bake 12-14 minutes (do not overbake) until light golden brown around the edges and set in the middle. Cool completely and frost with strawberry frosting. Chill for an hour or two for easier cutting. Cut into squares.
  4. To make frosting:
  5. Beat butter, strawberry puree and vanilla extra together in a large bowl. Add confectioners’ sugar a cup at a time, beating until light and fluffy, add more sugar if needed to get a thick spreadable consistency.
  6. *strawberries pulsed in a food processor until smooth

Notes:

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  1. Raina says

    These are just so pretty! And they sound super delicious with the white chocolate and nuts and the strawberry frosting must really add a nice sweet touch. They are so festive looking too:)

  2. JR/Mike says

    Once again my mouth is watering as I stare at the cookies. So colorful and different. Did you get a sugar high from one of them? haha

  3. Angie's Recipes says

    gosh..Reeni, the picture of those 3 stacked up bars is killing me…those white chocolate cookie bars are indeed a culinary masterpiece.

  4. Momma Cupcake says

    you had me at walnuts….I love cake from the fridge too! and really anything else for that matter lol

  5. Swathi says

    Reeni, there is only word for this magnificent. I wish I could be your neighbor to get some treats.

  6. teresa says

    oh that frosting looks and sounds incredible! these are great!i'm going to make your risotto tonight, i can't wait!

  7. Kim says

    These are absolutely beautiful, Reeni! I love that you took a sugar cookie and baked it in the bar form to make a thick and chewy delight. P.S. I love my desserts cold too!

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