Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sugar Cookie Bars

These are great if you are craving a frosted sugar cookie and don't want to mess with rolling out and decorating and waiting on each pan of cookies to bake. Also, like almost everything I post, these are easy. My four year old did a lot of the work.

Sugar Cookie Bars
cookie:
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, salt, baking soda and mix just until combined. Spread in a greased 9 x 19 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean (they don't look done so do the toothpick test). Cool completely and frost.

frosting:
1/2 cup butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened

2 t. almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 T. milk
3-4 drops food coloring

Combine butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add extract and salt. Add powdered sugar in 1-2 cup increments until combined, then add milk a little at a time and mix until smooth and spreading consistency. (You may not need all the milk). Spread over cooled cookie bars.

1 comment:

  1. just have to say, your sugar cookie bars look better than any other blogger's! they look doughy and perfect!!

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