sugar cookie bars

Top ‘o the morning to ya!  I’ve wanted to make these sugar cookie bars for soooo long and I found St. Patrick’s Day to be the perfect opportunity.   You know, ’cause they’re green.  We shared this batch with Andrew’s English class at church and I’ve plenty leftover to share with some family friends coming tomorrow night.  Seriously, this recipe made a whole bunch.  And dang they were easy!  Tasty too.  A touch on the dry side, but I did overcook them by a couple  minutes, so that can be easily remedied.  Overall, great flavor and simple to prepare.   Highly recommend.

Recipe yields 36 – 48 servings (Calorie estimate: 48 bars – 195/bar)


1 cup butter; room temp.
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg.  Add vanilla & mix well.  In a separate bowl combine flour, salt & soda & stir with a whisk to combine.  Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined.  Spread on a greased baking sheet (use a 13 x 18 pan).  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely and frost.

1/2 cup butter; room temp
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp milk
food coloring (if desired)

For frosting combine butter and shortening until smooth and creamy.  Add vanilla and salt.  Add powdered sugar in 1-2 cup increments until combined, then add milk & mix until smooth and spreading consistency.  Spread over cooled cookie, then cut into bars.


4 Responses to “sugar cookie bars”

  1. 1 FromTheHeartsOf March 16, 2011 at 8:21 am

    O those look so yummy! I will have to try this recipe for my next get together!

  2. 2 Leah March 17, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’ve been following you guys for awhile and I love everything you post. I think I’ll be making these bars today for my family, they look really yummy. I also hope Anna and her family are doing well in Japan.

  3. 3 Two Tiny Kitchens March 18, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Wow, so nice to hear from you, Leah! My family and I are fine, but continue to pray for those still in harm’s way. Thanks you so much! Hope you enjoy the cookies;)

  4. 4 Meg's Everyday Indulgence April 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wow! Sugar cookies are my favorite and these sound just divine! Thanks for sharing!

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