Tomorrow is my treat day at work. So I'm bringing these Sugar Cookie Bars. The fiancee and I loved these bars and we couldn't stop eating them. They are perfect to bring for a potluck at work or to a picnic. These bars have been making the rounds on people's blogs too. I've seen quite a few people making them. Thanks for passing a long the recipe, and now I am passing it on to you!
I am in the process of packing up my kitchen. There probably won't be any new more updates until next week. I don't think that I need anymore kitchen gadgets or utensils at all, but will more than likely find some other things to buy. Now that we have a house, I can buy all the kitchen gadgets in the world. 🙂Print
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup butter; at room temperature
½ cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar (sift after measuring)
5 Tbsp. milk
food coloring, if desired
1. Prepare bars: In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Mix in vanilla.
2. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt & baking soda. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased, rimmed baking sheet (use a 13 x 18 pan). The dough will be just like cookie dough- heavy & sticky- so it’s best to spray your hands with a little nonstick spray and use them to help mold the dough into the pan.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
4. Prepare frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening together until smooth and creamy. Mix in vanilla and salt. Add powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) until combined, then add milk & mix until smooth and spreading consistency. Add a few drops of color, if desired. Spread over cooled cookie, then cut into bars.
Yield: 32 bars
14 smart points per bar. Makes 32 bars.