Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sugar Cookie Bars

One word to describe these YUMMY cookie bars! WOWZA! So, when you want sugar cookies, what exactly is it that you're looking for? With me, it's a nice, soft, chewy, and flavorful cookie without the chalky flavor that some sugar cookies have. Now, the ReAl question: Why is it that you talk yourself out of making sugar cookies 9 out of 10 times? Is it perhaps because they take FOREVER? Or maybe because you don't want to wait for chill time, roll time, cook time, and frosting time to eat one of those lovely little handfuls of yum? Well, do I have a deal for you! Now you can think sugar cookies and have a huge pan placed in front of you within an hour or so of deciding to bake them.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Recipe from Mare @ Meet me in the kitchen

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

5 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon soda

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13x18 cookie sheet. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and soda and gradually add to creamed mixture. Press dough into cookie sheet with greased hands. (spray your hands with PAM and press dough into pan)... Bake for 10-15 minutes. 15 minutes was perfect for me! They will be a beautiful golden brown around the edges when done. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.


1 cup butter, softened

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-4 Tablespoons milk

Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and just enough milk until desired consistency is reached.

Frost cookie bars with frosting... DON'T FORGET THE SPRINKLES!


Happy Cooking!



  1. I LOVE this!! You described my reasons for not making sugar cookies to a tee! Mine always taste like chalk cause I end up having to add more and more flour so my dough will quite sticking to everything. This recipe is perfect! I can't wait to make them!

  2. These look amazingly delicious!! I hate making sugar cookies for all the reasons you listed. I hate rolling out the dough. I hate decorating the cookies. I hate chalky cookies!! these will be made soon here. Very soon. Like maybe this afternoon!


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