Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares (Cookie Mix)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Looking for that new dessert to wow a crowd? It's the one that you'll make over and over, and everyone asks for the recipe? Try this one, made easier with a cookie mix.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Crust

  • 1 (17 1/2 ounce) packagebetty crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Filling

  • 1 cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • Topping

  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 13 cup water
  • 10 -12 drops red food coloring, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray bottom only of 15x10x1 or 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms.
  4. Press evenly in bottom of pan.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  6. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  7. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted and can be stirred smooth.
  8. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  9. Stir in melted chips until blended.
  10. Spread mixture over crust.
  11. Refrigerate while making topping.
  12. In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries.
  13. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch.
  14. Stir in crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water.
  15. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens.
  16. Stir in food color.
  17. Cool 10 minutes.
  18. Gently stir in remaining 3 cups strawberries.
  19. Spoon topping over filling.
  20. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set; serve within 4 hours.
  21. Store covered in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a fabulous dessert! The flavor was divine and will be made often at my house. Made for French Tart's Rhapsody in Rouge! in the French forum.

4 5

I made this in a 9x13 pan, which left the crust just a little thick for my personal taste, but this is a very good dessert. After slicing the strawberries I put a layer of them over the filling. Instead of making a glaze I bought Strawberry glaze ( produce section) and poured it over the strawberries. Next time I will make it in a 15x10 pan. Thank you for sharing this lovely dessert.

5 5

This WAS exactly how wonderful you described, M2R, and my husband went back for seconds-something he doesn't do! I thought a dollop of whipped topping would add something extra but he said absolutely not-the dessert stands delicious by itself. I'm forwarding this recipe to my sister-her husband is a hs coach & this would be perfect for their gatherings! Thank you Mom2Rose for sharing! Anne