These tender cookie bars are made with a buttery cream cheese dough spiced with cinnamon and crowned with a crumb topping.
1 7/8 cups butter, softened - divided use
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - divided use
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Combine 1 cup softened butter, cream cheese, and 2 cups flour. Spread evenly in a 13x9x2-inch pan.
- In a bowl, combine remaining butter and flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar; knead together. Add oil and continue kneading until small uniform crumbs form.
- Sprinkle the crumbs over the batter and bake for 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes 24 squares.