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Sugar Cookie Bars

Well, a nasty gastro bug has had our family under the weather in turns since thursday morning… so I’m not really feeling the blog love today. However, I did try making these sugar cookie bars I found on pinterest recently and they are worth a share. Makes an entire cookie sheet full and they are quite thick, so they can be cut fairly small. Great and easy party snack! The only modification I made was to add cream cheese to the icing. Yum!

Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookie Bars: (from A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the vanilla to the creamed mixture and then slowly add the dry ingredients.

Press into a greased 13 x 18 inch pan and bake at 375F for 10-15 minutes.

Cool and frost.

Frosting:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons of milk
food coloring (optional)
sprinkles (optional)

In a mixing bowl, beat the shortening and butter until creamy. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar. Gradually add the 5 tablespoons of milk until you reach your desired constancy.

For the sprinkles, I found that they rolled all over the place. To help this, place a sheet of plastic wrap over the frosted sugar cookies and gently press the sprinkles into the frosting.

Chill and cut.

(These cut beautifully with a pizza wheel cutter.)

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5 Comments

  • Reply Jon February 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

    They tasted so great, but I ate too many of them Saturday night, and so now I don’t know if I can ever look at these again!

    Super tasty though….

    • Reply Christa February 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Me too! Makes my stomach hurt to look at them.

  • Reply Christa February 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Actually, I didn’t make her icing at all! Whoops! I use butter, vanilla, milk, cream cheese and icing sugar in mine.

  • Reply Leanne February 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    looks delish!! btw- forgot to tell you I made the tortilla soup..it turned out great and got great reviews from all who tried it :)

  • Reply Jen February 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Made these the other day! Yummy!
    Of course mine likely tasted a whole lot different than yours did! :) I cut back the sugar (you know me!) knowing that the icing would be quite sweet. And we use coconut oil as a butter replacement now (I used it in both the cookies and icing) so it had a slight coconut taste, but was quite nice overall! :)
    Thanks for the recipe! Keep ’em coming! They’re a big hit here! :)

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