I love to bake, especially during the holidays. Cookies are at the top of my baking list, followed by banana and pumpkin bread. So I thought I’d share one of my family’s best-loved cookie bars with you. They’re called Gooey Bars.

I found this recipe written on a faded piece of paper in a book of recipes my mom had. She’d never made them and I thought I’d give it a try. That was many years ago and this has become a favorite and treasured recipe. Everybody—and I mean everybody!—loves these! They are the biggest hit at any gathering we have. Seriously, these are the best cookie bar you’ll ever eat!

For the bottom layer you’ll need:

1 egg
1 box yellow cake mix (I also use lemon and chocolate. Lemon is my favorite.)
1 cube butter, melted

Mix together and pat into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.

For the top layer you’ll need:

2 eggs, beaten
1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
1 box (1 lb.) powdered sugar

Beat together for 5 minutes at medium speed. Pour over the bottom layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until the top is light brown. After you take them out of the oven, sprinkle with additional sifted powdered sugar. The filling might fall after taking from the oven – don’t worry, that’s okay! And I’ve found these are best if made the day before you want to serve them. I usually make them at night and then let them sit in the pan until the morning. That makes cutting them easier, too. If they’re not completely cool, it’s difficult to cut them without their gooeyness going everywhere.


Posted December 9, 2013 by Robin Bielman in Food/Recipes, Life Lately / 5 Comments

5 responses to “My Favorite Cookie Bar

  1. Rachel Hamilton

    Hi Robin, this looks so yummy. As I really can’t cook I’m going to steal this recipe and give it to my sister to make for me :-)

  2. Karen j

    Hi Robin!
    Those look delicious!! My mom loves lemon so I think Ill make her some! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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