Last year my youngest daughter wanted me to bring cookies to her church class. She asked for plain cookies...
The idea of frosting all of those cookies seemed daunting.
Buying store bought cookies wasn't an option. (At least for me.)
These cookies were the perfect solution. They're easy to make and will feed a big crowd of hungry kids.
Sugar Cookie Bars
(Recipe source: Unknown)
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
2. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
3. Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
4. Add the vanilla to the creamed mixture and then slowly add the dry ingredients.
5. Press into a greased 13 x 18 inch pan and bake at 375F for 10-15 minutes. (You can use another shaped pan that is similar in size, but a 9x13 will be too small.)
6. Cool and frost (see directions below).
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons of milk
food coloring (optional)
1. In a mixing bowl, beat the shortening and butter until creamy.
2. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar.
3. Gradually add the 5 tablespoons of milk until you reach your desired constancy.
4. For the sprinkles, I found that they rolled all over the place. To help this, place a sheet of plastic wrap over the frosted sugar cookies and gently press the sprinkles into the frosting.
5. Chill and cut.
(These cut beautifully with a pizza wheel cutter.)
- Yes, you may make the frosting with all butter. They turn out great!
- Yes, the recipe calls for 5 cups of flour. This is not a mistake. They make a lot.
- Do not try and make these in a 9x13 pan. They will end up very thick if you do.
- Do not over bake these. Over baking and using and/or using an incorrect size pan will result in a dry sugar cookie bar.
Linked to: Sweet As Sugar Cookies