December 18, 2011

Angelic Cranberry Bars

These cookie bars are heavenly:  light and fresh because of the cranberries and the cream cheese frosting isn't too sweet.  Hurry up and try them before cranberry season is over!

2 eggs beaten
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. fresh cranberries
1/2 c. chopped almonds (or walnuts)

Beat eggs.  Add next 6 ingredients.  Mix well.
Stir in cranberries and nuts.
Spread (will be sticky!) into a 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
Cool completely.  Cut into 2" squares before adding frosting.

In mixer, combine:
1/2 stick butter
8 oz block cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar (adding to taste)

Fill a zip lock bag with icing and snip the corner.  Squeeze icing in a circular motion onto each bar.  If in a hurry, just spread with a knife onto bars.  I think the swirls of icing look more appetizing, though. :)
Refrigerate until ready to eat.


Mom said...

I was just on here 2 minutes ago.. but when I saw the notification for this recipe, I came back immediately! They were SO yummy! I'll be making some of these for this weekend...
Just got to get some eggs, butter, & sugar (I have the other ingredients!)

Melissa Pelton said...

the cookie bars were so yummy, thank you for sharing the recipe...and you Gretchen are an angel..

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