Sugar Cookie Bars

sugarcookiebars

There is one thing that this baby has loved this pregnancy.  Sugar and fruit.  Especially sugar cookies!  I live so close to a Sweet Tooth Fairy, and whenever I pass by I seem to always have to stop for a sugar cookie!  Probably hasn’t been too good for the scale at the doctors office.  And I am sure going to miss the sugar cookie runs once the baby gets here.  Then I will be resorting to salads and water. 🙂

I have made these sugar cookie bars over a dozen of times!  I know several blogger friends have the same recipe on their blog, but it was time to add it to mine.  This particular recipe came from Cooking Classy and it is absolutely fantastic!  I love to make sugar cookies, but they can require a lot of work.  You guys.  These are so simple!  They are so easy to whip up a batch and have a delicious sugar cookie in a bar!  A soft and chewy sugar cookie with delicious frosting on top.  And it makes enough to feed a crowd!   You are going to love these and they will become a major hit where ever you take them!

Sugar Cookie Bars
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1½ Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Vanilla Frosting:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp half and half
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Any color of food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer or with beaters, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. About 3 minutes. Combine egg, egg white, sour cream and vanilla. Mix together until fully incorporated. Add the dry ingredients until all if fully combined.
  3. Gently press the dough into the bottom of your 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 17-20 minutes until the edges are lightly golden and toothpick entered in the center is clean. Let completely cool and frost.
  4. To make the frosting, Whip together butter, powdered sugar, and half and half until fluffy. Add vanilla. Add food coloring if using. Spread on the top of the cooled bars.

 

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