Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cranberry Bliss Bars

I made these bars yesterday and they were very good. The flavor reminded me a lot of the cranberry/white chocolate biscotti recipe I use.

Cranberry Bliss Bars

1 package (16.5 ounces) Nestle Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
1 cup ((8 ounces) whole-berry-cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.

Press 3/4 package (18 squares) cookie dough into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate remaining dough

Bake for 12 minutes; remove from oven to wire rack.

Combine cranberry sauce and cornstarch in small bowl; spread over base. Top with teaspoonfuls of remaining cookie dough and morsels, pressing down gently.

Bake for an additional 20 to 22 minutes or until edges are brown and top is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar in small mixer bowl until smooth. Spread over cooled base. Sprinkle with cranberries, and chill for one hour. Cut into 16 bars. Store covered, in refrigerator.

(I accidentally bought the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough in the big roll, and used that instead, and it worked just fine.)