Friday, April 12, 2013

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

I made these for February's "Cookie Friday"--just frosted them pink with red sprinkles.  The only change I would make is to spread the dough a bit thinner--the cookies were too thick for my liking--but they were moist and yummy!

1 c. butter, at room temperature
2 c. granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
5 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg.
Mix in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda.
Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined.
Spread on a greased, rimmed baking sheet (jellyroll pan).
(The dough will be just like cookie dough--heavy and sticky--so it's best to spray your hands with non-stick spray and use them to help mold the dough into the pan)
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely before frosting.

1 stick butter, softened
1/4 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar
food coloring???

Combine all ingredients until well blended.
Spread on top of bars.
Top with sprinkles if you want!