Sugar Cookie Bars

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Everyone loves sugar cookies, especially with colorful frosting and sprinkles! But rolling out and cutting sugar cookies is time consuming, and time isn’t something that every mom has. Instead, try these delicious and colorful sugar cookie bars that are made in a fraction of the time!

Sugar Cookie Bars

1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup butter, softened 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1 egg 1/2 t almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour FROSTING: 1/2 cup butter softened 4 oz cream cheese, softened 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar 3-5 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla food coloring or icing paste In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and egg until nice and frothy. About 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and almond extract and beat for 1 minute more. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix them around so that all ingredients are well incorporated. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat for about 2 minutes. Press the dough into a large jelly roll (cookie sheet) pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let the pan cool completely. To make the frosting, in a medium sized bowl (or your stand mixer) combine the butter and cream cheese. Beat for about 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Mix for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Frost your pan of cookies. Cut the cookies into bars and serve. To make several different colors as we have here, frost your bars in sections first, then cut. Reprinted with permission from Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars on Amanda’s Cookin’ . You might also like these Valentine Play Dough Cookie Pops , but they aren’t really play dough. A delicious sugar cookie that’s just as colorful.

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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