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An easy & tasty cookie bar that will compliment and cookie tray!

Ingredients

18 ounces refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg

Instructions

Press half the cookie dough into the bottom of a greased 9-inch pan. In a small bowl, beat sugar, egg and cream cheese until smooth. Spread evenly over cookie dough. Crumble remaining dough over top. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Test with toothpick. Refrigerate after cooling.

Jean Woodburn
Hillsdale



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