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
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.
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)
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.)