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Sugar Cookie Bars

February 5, 2012

Sugar Cookie Bars

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and while Wisconsin’s beloved Green Bay Packers are not in the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots are.  Marc and I are invited to a Super Bowl party at his new boss’ house, and we have to “shine it on”, as we cheer for another team!  It’s been ages since I have been to an epic Super Bowl party, though I do feel that tonight’s will fall into the “epic” category.  I am definitely looking forward to it, and of course had to bring a recipe to share for tonight.

I found this great recipe on Pinterest, which linked me to the website, A Little Bit Crunchy, A Little Bit Rock and Roll.  I figured this would be a crowd pleaser, given the fact that there will be lots of kids around, AND, who doesn’t love a sugar cookie, really?  Also, I will use the party as an opportunity to let people know that this is my very firs attempt at homemade frosting, and I am beyond pleased and how it turned out. Now, I certainly don’t think that this recipe is very GOOD for you, but given the fact that Super Bowl Sunday is about excess, it is definitely a good fit.
Sugar Cookie Bars

Recipe for Bars

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1. 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 jelly roll pan and bake at 375F for 10-15 minutes.
6. Cool and frost (see directions below).

 

Recipe for Frosting

  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp. milk
  • Sprinkles (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.  Add sprinkles to frosting generously!  Cut and enjoy.

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