Who doesn't love a thick frosted sugar cookie? If you want the perfect taste of sugar cookies without all the work of rolling them out and cutting them out, then you will love these Sugar Cookie Bars.
These cookies meet all the hype that is going around the blog world about how easy they are to make. If you don't have time to fuss with making Easter cookies, these will be the perfect ones to make. Hope you get to make some soon. Enjoy!
Sugar Cookie Bars
Recipe Adapted From: Taste Buds
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
5 tablespoons half and half
food coloring (optional)
Preheat oven 375 degrees F. In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix throughly.
In a bowl mix together flour and baking soda. Add slowly to the creamy mixture. The dough will be thick.
Spread in a 15x18 inch sheet pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Be sure not to over bake. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
While cooling prepare the frosting. In a bowl of an electric mixer, using the wire whisk attachment, beat butter until fluffy about 5 minutes.
Add the vanilla and almond flavoring and mix throughly. Add powdered sugar slowly adding the half and half a tablespoon at a time until mixture is creamy and spreadable.
Spread frosting over the cooled cookie bars. Sprinkle the sprinkles over the frosting and gently press in to keep them from falling off.
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