Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sugar Cookie Bars

Yum!!  At first I wasn't sure about these . . . but they're pretty good . . . and they're kind of addicting in a way.  I think after the first time I just didn't have any more so I wouldn't keep eating more:)

Sugar Cookie Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
1 Tbsp sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 recipe vanilla frosting, recipe follows

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 13″ x 9″ baking dish, set aside. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy about 3-4 minutes. Stir in egg and egg white. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until blended. Slowly add dry mixture and stir until well combine. With buttered hands, gently press (so gently almost patting) mixture into buttered baking dish. Bake 16 – 19 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and edges are lightly golden. Cool completely, then frost and cut into squares.

Vanilla Frosting

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp half and half
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
Several drop food coloring (optional)

In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip together butter and powdered sugar and half and half until fluffy. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add in food optional food coloring and mix until well blended.


anne somero said...

Did you try these GF? Seems like it should be okay. I love sugar cookies!

Aimee @ AJcrazies by AJK said...

No, I haven't tried them GF. I know Karen has had a GF recipe for sugar cookie bars before . . . I should try making them again because the last time I made them I cooked them too long so they were all dry & crumbly:(