When I don’t have time to mess with making individual cookies, these fabulous Frosted Sugar Cookies Bars come to mind. My family is thrilled when I dig out my rolling pin and cookie cutters, but making traditional iced sugar cookies is a huge project.
These bars provide the same irresistible flavors in a fraction of the time. And who can resist sprinkles???!
Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Chocolate chip cookie bars have always been part of our dessert rotation. I could make them blindfolded. So I thought I could do a similar pan cookie with sugar cookie dough.
My first attempt on making frosted sugar cookie bars was decent (they went to a Super Bowl party with my oldest. The 20-year-old crowd has lower standards than I do!), but the consistency of the cookie wasn’t quite right. I tweaked it some more, and it was much improved. Frosting and sprinkles disguised the uneven rise and gave us another Valentine’s Day/Super Bowl treat.
Perfect for Any Occasion!
These sugar cookie bars can be jazzed up with little effort! Buy some seasonal sprinkles (think red and green for Christmas or red and pink for Valentine’s Day) or add a festive food coloring to the frosting. I think a bit of almond extract added to the dough along with the vanilla would be delicious, too. My family adores frosting, so I doubled my original recipe. Feel free to cut it back if frosting is not your thing!
Photos circa 2012
I had the thrill of meeting three fellow food bloggers yesterday. Basilmomma, The Dutch Baker’s Daughter, and Wendy The Weekend Gourmet were in Indianapolis for The Taste of the NFL party celebrating the Super Bowl. We visited over breakfast like we had known each other for years. These gals are nice as can be. If you haven’t visited their blogs, please do! I was so lucky they took time out of their busy schedules to see me.
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- Sprinkles, optional
- Preheat oven to 350º. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, then vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix till well blended. Spread evenly in a greased 8x8-inch pan. Bake 20-22 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.
- Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar,vanilla, and cream. Beat for 5 minutes. Spread on cooled cookies. Garnish with sprinkles if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 46mg Sodium: 224mg Carbohydrates: 32g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 23g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g