Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Bars

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If you love cookies, but don’t love the time it takes to scoop them into individual cookies, then these Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Bars are exactly what you need! 

You can make them up in a few steps, and pour the cookie dough into an air fryer safe pan and you are well on your way to a delicious Valentine’s day treat. 

While those are cooking, you can even get started on some fun DIY Valentine’s Day gifts or crafts, and then of course reward yourself with a delicious cookie bar.

 

Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Bars:

Ingredients:

Cookie Bar Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter, room temp
  • Sugar
  • White vinegar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cocoa 
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking powder
  • Salt (unless using salted butter)
  • Oreo crumbs

Cream Cheese Frosting Topping:

  • Cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • Unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt

Supplies:

 

What to top red velvet brownies with

When the cookie bars are done baking and cooled off, these pair perfectly with cream cheese frosting.

Then you can top the frosting with either more oreo pieces, sprinkles, or both!

How do you make cream cheese frosting? 

For this recipe, you put softened cream cheese and butter in a bowl, along with the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and some salt to taste, and blend it all together with a hand mixer. 

If you don’t like the consistency, you can always add in 1-2 tablespoons of milk to thin it out a bit or add in more powdered sugar to thicken the frosting up to your liking.

We even added in the extra cream from the center of the cookies too!

 

Can you make cookies with this dough?

You can make cookies instead of bars just form them into dough balls and cook them for 8-10 minutes at 320 degrees F or 120 degrees C or until the cookies are done to your liking. 

 

How to Make Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Bars:

Step 1: Cream the mixture

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Mix for 3-4 minutes or until it’s pale and fluffy.

Then add in the vinegar and mix until it is well combined.

Step 2: Make it Red  

Once the butter mixture is fluffy, add the egg until combined. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. 

Next, add the vanilla extract and red food coloring and continue to combine them all together.

 

Step 3: Add the dry ingredients 

Then add 1/2 cup of the flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt and mix it all together. After mixing, scrape down the sides and the bottom of the mixing bowl. 

Once fully combined, add the rest of the flour and mix until everything is incorporated. 

Lastly, mix in the Oreos and preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F or 176 degrees C.

 

Step 4: Bake the cookie bars 

Now, place the dough in a Pyrex dish that will fit in your air fryer or in any air fryer safe dish, spreading it out until it is about 1-1 1/2 inches thick (or however thick you want it to be). 

Be sure to spray the dish with oil. 

If you have leftover dough, you can form it into cookie dough balls.

place in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes at 320 degrees F or 120 degrees C, or until the dough comes out clean with a toothpick. 

Then, let the bars rest inside the warm air fryer basket for two or so minutes. After resting remove the cookie bars from the air fryer and let them cool slightly before adding the frosting and any other toppings.

 

Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

Use your air fryer to speed up the time it takes to make some of your favorite treats for Valentine’s Day. Give these a try!

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Final Thoughts

Red Velvet Oreo cookie bars are such a great way to enjoy the flavors of your traditional red velvet dessert but in a different form and take even less time to make. 

Plus these cookie bars are a great Valentine’s day dessert that everyone will love and enjoy!

 

Don’t forget about these air fryer dessert recipes too!

 

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Red Velvet Oreo Cookie Bars

Cookies are the way to the heart and these Red Velvet Oreo Cookies Bars are absolute perfection with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
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Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Hand Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Air fryer safe dish glass or silicone
  • Oil sprayer

Ingredients

Cookie Bar Ingredients

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Mix for 3-4 minutes or until it’s pale and fluffy.
  • Add vinegar and mix until combined. Add the egg until combined. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add vanilla and red food coloring and combine.
  • Then add 1/2 cup of the flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the mixing bowl. Once fully combined, add the rest of the flour and mix until everything is incorporated.
  • Mix in the Oreos.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 °F
  • Place the dough in a Pyrex dish that will fit in your air fryer or in any air fryer safe dish, about 1-1 1/2 inches thick (or however thick you want it to be). Be sure to spray the dish with oil. If you have leftover dough, you can form it into cookie dough balls.
  • Place the dish in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes at 320 °F, or until the dough comes out clean with a toothpick. Then, let the bars rest inside the warm air fryer basket for two or so minutes.
  • Remove the air fryer and let cool slightly before adding the frosting.
  • Put softened cream cheese and butter in a bowl, along with the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and some salt to taste, and blend it all together with a hand mixer.
    If you don’t like the consistency, you can always add in 1-2 tablespoons of milk to thin it out a bit or add in more powdered sugar to thicken the frosting up to your liking.

Recipe Notes

You can make cookies instead of bars- just form them into dough balls and cook for 8 minutes or until they are done to your liking at 320 degrees F or 160 degrees C.

Nutrition

Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Sodium: 214mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 81g

 

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Ingredients: All-purpose flour, Baking Powder, Butter, Cocoa Powder, Cornstarch, Cream Cheese, Egg, Oreo crumbs, Powdered Sugar, Red food coloring, Salt, Sugar, White Vinegar
Meal Type: Desserts, Valentine's Day
Categories: Brownies and Bars, Air Fryer

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