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Strawberry & Cream Bars

A soft sugar cookie crust with a smooth and silky white chocolate and cream cheesecake center. The top is smothered with a fresh strawberry topping.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 -18
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

  • Cookie Bar
  • Sugar cookie mix (1 lb, I used Betty Crocker)
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips (1 bag)
  • 12 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Topping
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan; set aside.
  • Sugar Cookie Crust Mix cookie mix in a bowl. Gently press the batter into the greased pan and spread out with hands. Buttering your hands helps to spread this better. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • For the Filling - In a small, microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons heavy cream for 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted. Stir until smooth. In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave cream cheese to soften; about 30 seconds. In a medium bowl fitter with a mixer, combine melted chocolate and cream cheese and beat until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over the cooled sugar cookie crust. Refrigerate while making the topping.
  • Strawberry Topping - Wash and slice strawberries. In a small bowl, crush 1 cup sliced strawberries, In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the 1 cup crushed strawberries, sugar, water and cornstarch. Stir mixture constantly until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes then gently fold in remaining strawberries. Spread over chilled filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Notes

Looking for a fast alternative to making this? Use a pre-made sugar cookie mix instead of making your own. Simply use a store bought, pre-made sugar cookie mix, like Betty Crocker. You will need 1/2 butter softened (1 stick) and 1 egg. Combine Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix, butter and egg. Hand mix together until a dough forms. Press down in a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degress F for 15-20 minutes. Follow directions for the filling and topping to complete the recipe.