I wanted to combine the tender sugar cookie bars with one of my most favorite sweets – Animal Circus Cookies and I think it turned out…A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Really, kids of all ages love these. They are perfect for picnics, outings or anytime you want a yummy sweet treat. Make up a batch and enjoy these today:)
Circus Animal Cookie Bars
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 ½ cup. flour
12 oz. package Mother’s Circus Animal Cookies
1/4 – 1/3 cup coarse/decorating sugar
1/2 cup white chocolate buttons/melts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coarse chop the cookies.Coat a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) with cooking spray and parchment paper if desired.In a large bowl, or stand up mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until frothy and light; about 4 minutes.
Allow it to cool completely.
In a microwaveable safe bowl, melt the chocolate at 20 second intervals stirring well after each interval.
Continue just until melted and smooth. Do not burn.
Carrie’s recipe adapted from jamiecooksitup, Copyright Carrie Groneman, 2014
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