Sugar Cookie Bars: Your Recipe, My Kitchen

Sugar Cookie Bars

This is one of those recipes that has made its way all across the blog world and back again.  I first saw it on Munchkin Munchies, one of my favorite places to visit.  Sue, the author, is one of the most talented and creative bakers I know.  She found the recipe on Real Mom Kitchen who in turn got it from Tastebuds.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Cut out sugar cookies are one of my family’s all time favorite cookies.  They are one of my least favorites to make, though, because of the time and work they involve.  This recipe manages to make a large batch with little effort.  Bar cookies are, after all, a baker’s dream when it comes to fast and easy.

I had a little trouble getting the baking time right.  The bars didn’t look done at the prescribed time limit, so I left them in an extra few minutes…mistake.  They were too dry.  Next time, I am going to take them out and let them sit in the pan to cool, assuming that the heat from the pan will continue to cook them.  There will definitely be a next time.  The taste, with 3/4 pound of butter in the cookie and frosting, was spot on for a sugar cookie.
Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookie Bars: Your Recipe, My Kitchen
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, soften
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4-5 Tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Cream sugar and butter.
  2. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until smooth.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and then add.
  4. Spread into a rimmed jelly roll pan (18X13).
  5. Bake 375 for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove to counter and let cool.
  7. With a mixer, combine frosting butter and powdered sugar.
  8. Add vanilla and milk.
  9. Color if desired.
  10. Spread over cooled cookie bars.
  11. Frost, cut and serve.

 

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