Wow do we have a delicious recipe for you! After playing around in the kitchen, I decided to combine our sugar cookie bars and the topping for our fruit tart. Guys, I cannot believe how amazing these are!
The combination of flavors is a masterpiece! You get the cookie crust topped with creamy heaven! Your tastebuds will think they are at a party!
Use this recipe to make a festive dessert for any holiday! For St. Patricks Day, you can make a rainbow with the fruit! Or you can use all red berries for Valentines Day. Get creative and have fun!
Cookie Tart Bars
Bake: 375° 10 - 15 minutes
- 1 cup cold butter 2 sticks
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 4 2/3 cups White Kamut flour
- 1 tsp French grey coarse salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Cream Cheese Tart topping
- 3 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 1/2 cups your choice of fresh fruit cleaned and rinsed
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg one at a time, beating after each egg. Add vanilla and almond. Mix until combined.
Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda in another bowl. Add a little at a time to the wet mixture, mixing until all combine.
Spray a half sheet baking pan with baking spray. Pat cookie dough mixture evenly round the pan with hands. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cookie should be a little light brown on top but not brown around edges. Do not over-bake. Let cool.
With an electric hand-help mixer, mix the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract, and cream until thick and creamy. Spread evenly over the top of cooled cookie bars. Prepare fruit of choice and decorate bars. Whatever combination desired or using all the same fruit.
The Food Nanny