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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sugar Cookie Bars

These Sugar Cookie Bars come together so easily and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! No chilling, rolling or cutting like traditional Sugar Cookies - They're perfect for potlucks or a quick treat any time!

These Sugar Cookie Bars come together so easily and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! No chilling, rolling or cutting like traditional Sugar Cookies - They're perfect for potlucks or a quick treat any time!

Here's something you may not know about me .... I hate making cookies. There I said it. I just do not have the patience for it most of the time. However, I love to eat cookies ... which can create quite the dilemma! How am I supposed to eat cookies if I don't bake them?!

These Sugar Cookie Bars come together so easily and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! No chilling, rolling or cutting like traditional Sugar Cookies - They're perfect for potlucks or a quick treat any time!

I like to find an easier way .... like baking the cookies into bars.

My oldest son, Elijah, was my cookie baker before he went off to culinary school. Now that he's not here, it leaves me to bake them myself when the craving strikes or an occasion arises.

These Sugar Cookie Bars come together so easily and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! No chilling, rolling or cutting like traditional Sugar Cookies - They're perfect for potlucks or a quick treat any time!

The great thing about these Sugar Cookie Bars is you get all of the sugar cookie goodness, with way less work! No chilling. No rolling. No cutting. No babysitting the oven. That's my kinda cookie (bar).

These Sugar Cookie Bars are perfectly chewy with just the right amount of buttercream frosting! Heck, you may even love these Sugar Cookie Bars more than the regular ol' sugar cookies too! Enjoy!

These Sugar Cookie Bars come together so easily and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! No chilling, rolling or cutting like traditional Sugar Cookies - They're perfect for potlucks or a quick treat any time!


Sugar Cookie Bars
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Yield: 24-30 bars

Ingredients 
    For the bars:
    • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
    • ½ tsp. baking powder
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    For the frosting:
    • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
    • 3¾ cups powdered sugar
    • 3-4 tbsp. milk
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • Food coloring, if desired
    • Sprinkles, if desired

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper that is slightly larger than the pan. This will make it easy to lift the bars out of the pan. Set aside.

    2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

    3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until well combined.

    4. Press the dough into the prepared pan with buttered hands. Bake 18-21 minutes or until the edges are beginning to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow bars to cool in pan.

    5. For the frosting, combine all ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer until the frosting is creamy and well combined.

    6. Once the bars have cooled, frost the cooled bars. Top with sprinkles, if desired. Using the parchment paper, carefully lift the bars out of the pan. Cut into squares to serve.

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    These Sugar Cookie Bars come together so easily and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! No chilling, rolling or cutting like traditional Sugar Cookies - They're perfect for potlucks or a quick treat any time!

    These are perfect for any occasion just by switching up the frosting color and using seasonal sprinkles! You can bet these would be popular at potlucks or backyard BBQ's!

    These Sugar Cookie Bars come together so easily and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand! No chilling, rolling or cutting like traditional Sugar Cookies - They're perfect for potlucks or a quick treat any time!

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    12 comments:

    1. I just have to try these sugar cookie bars!! So much easier than making cookies!!

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    2. Now this is my kind of cookie ! Looks delicious !

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    3. I am such a fan of this bar to frosting ratio.....the more frosting, the better! These look incredible!

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    4. I don't make a lot of cookies because they can be a pain. These are perfectly thick just the way I love a cookie and so much easier!

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    5. I hate making cookies too! But these bars look awesome. Yum!

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    6. I love my cookies thick and chewy, so these bars are right up my alley! And that frosting is so pretty...these look delicious!

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    7. If I made these I'd eat the whole pan by myself! they look amazing!

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    8. I was wondering if I could use the pillsbury store bought cookie dough? i have a couple of rolls of it and want it out of my fridge. I normally always bake sugar cookies from scratch, but got the dough to make a new recipe. (Something like this) If it will hinder it, I will do from scratch. THANK YOU! p.s. THEY LOOK DELISH!!!!!

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      1. I have never tried it with pre-made dough, but I'm sure it would work! You may need to adjust the baking time accordingly, though!

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    9. Is this missing a wet ingredient because it's very dry when mixing it together?

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      1. All of the ingredients are included! :) Be sure to mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy before adding the other ingredients.

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