Monday, August 29, 2011

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars


          My children love sugar cookies more than any other cookie on the planet....So,
         I figured I would try and whip them up something a little extra special. I believe this
         recipe did the trick! I make bars more than I make cookies. They always come out
         thicker and softer and much less time consuming! I can not even describe to you
         how good these are!! They are great with out frosting but with frosting they are out
         of this world!!!

                                                  Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

            Bars:
            2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
            1 teaspoon baking soda
            1/2 teaspoon salt
            1 1/4 cups butter
            2 cups of sugar
            2 eggs
            2 teaspoons vanilla
         
            1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking
            soda and salt, set aside.
            2) In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 2 cups of sugar until light and
            fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Gradually stir in the dry
            ingredients until just blended.
            3) Place the mixture in a well greased 9 x 13 pan, spread the mixture and bake for
            about 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Let cool and frost.

            Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
             3 cups confectioners sugar
             1 cup of butter
             1 teaspoon vanilla extract
             1 to 2 tablespoons of whipping cream

             With a hand mixer, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well
             blended and then increase the speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
             Add the vanilla and cream and continue to beat 1 more minute. Adding more
             cream if needed. Food coloring is optional.
           

74 comments:

  1. What beautiful and bright sweets, just like you and your blog! Your children are blessed to have such a caring mom. :)

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  2. Yum! I love making bars, how creative to frost them! I'm thinking I could totally use these in football prep.

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  3. the colors are gorgeous!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  4. Sugar cookies are my fav. And i am a bar girl too, i make some pretty much every week. Great recipe

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  5. YUM!!!!!! I love sugar cookies. They are my fave

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  6. OHHH how yummy! Such a good idea to make a bar instead of a cookie! Looks delish!

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  7. Looks yummy. I'm dying for something sweet right now :)

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  8. Oh, Val, the colors are amazing and so scrumptious looking.

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  9. My chickie and I will make these tomorrow! she'll love them and I adore any opportunity to have her practice mixing colors {like in icings}- fun and educational!

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  10. Love this idea! I will try these asap. xo

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  11. Val wow I know these will be a big hit!!

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    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  12. sugar cookies are our favorites here. I will have to make these for lunches.....and for me;))

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  13. You are so creative with what you bake! These look awesome! Love the pretty pastel colors too

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  14. yum! my mom always makes sugar cookies for christmas and i crave them year round.. these cookie bars look so tasty! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  15. I love bar cookies so much and yours look delicious! What a special treat for your kiddos that you took the time to frost them!

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  16. I love making bar cookies, and we love sugar cookies so these are perfect, Val. They look so pretty with the icing too :)

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  17. looks delicious, and the colors are pretty, too!!

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  18. Oh my gracious! You make the best looking recipes ever. Mmmmm....)

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  19. Pretty! Your kids are the luckiest kids on the block. Something tells me all the other kids are uber jealous...I know I am. :)

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  20. Oh my goodness, do those look delicious! I could definitely go for one for breakfast :) Great recipe and a beautiful photo to go with it, Val. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. i'm with your kids, sugar cookies are the best! great idea on the bars!! i've done that with choc chip cookies out of laziness but never thought of doing it with other types of cookies. love it!

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  22. love these- they are even cute and sassy with sprinkles!

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  23. Oh I love sugar cookie bars. These sound perfect Val! Love the colors too.

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  24. These look so pretty!Love the pastel frosting!!
    ~Anne

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  25. I was so so lucky to find such a wonderful, talented friend like you sweet Val so it just warms my heart that someone as great as you would say such nice things about me. You made my heart huge for the entire day. xoxo Your blog is always up on my screen while I am having my coffee before the day starts. I so much enjoy each and every post. Thanks for sharing and can only be honored with visits from you incredible followers! xo

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  26. Wow, those look amazing!! I'm sure your kiddos gobbled those right up! I know I would have!! Haha!

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  27. my hubs favorite thing on earth!~ so yum and pretty~

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  28. I would love for one of these to be delivered to my doorstep right now. Oh wow, these fantastic!

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  29. those are making my mouth water! My son would love them too, can't wait to make them.

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  30. these soo yummy! and you picked great colors for the frosting, so colors don't look appealing but yours definitely do!

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  31. These look delicious! Such a much easier way to enjoy frosted sugar cookies.

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  32. Oh my gosh! I have GOT to stop looking at your blog while pregnant!! Those look amazing! Frosted cookies are a weakness of mine :)

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  33. There's not much I love more than buttercream icing!!

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  34. i love cookies in bar form as well!! so awesome. these are pretty and look super tasty.

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  35. I'm with your children. Those are my favorite. There's just something about frosted sugar cookies! I love the colors you used too! So lovely !

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  36. oh yum!
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  37. Anything that involves frosting just has to be good :)

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  38. can't go wrong with sugar cookies! and the color is so pretty!

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  39. Sugar cookies are my favorite too. Looks so good. I can't wait to try this recipe over the weekend. Thanks for another delicious post.
    PS. I always try to read your blog after I've eaten...lol. Makes me hungry every time!!

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  40. Sugar cookies are definitely one of life's simple pleasures.

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  41. How so u always make me drool like that! Those look so good i can hardly wait for tomorrow so I can make them!!!

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  42. these look delicious!! and so pretty too :)

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  43. Yep, Its official. I am obsessed with you! I will take 2 dozen please- NOW! They look amazing and so sweet and perfect and I love them to pieces. Seriously- I love those cookie bars to pieces:)

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  44. This is such a good idea! I absolutely adore sugar cookies, but my biggest deterrent is always the cutting out the shape...perfect solution! I pretty much love anything with frosting, though...(c:

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  45. I love the pastel colors - so calming and pretty :)
    I agree - bars are the way to go for sure. Must make these!!

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  46. great colors - bars are so yummy. love it :)

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  47. Mmm....I love sugar cookie bars! I love all the colors on yours!

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  48. These look so yummy! I love how you always go the extra mile. The different colors of icing make these look extra fun and delicious! I can't wait to try the recipe!! I've never had a cookie bar before!


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  49. these look soooo yummy! i might have to try to make these!!

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  50. YUM! And I love the different colored icing, what a great idea!

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  51. Wow. I would never have thought of this idea. Brilliant!

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  52. I can almost smell this sugary goodness on my computer screen! YUM!

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  53. oh wow these look so good. saving this for sure!
    hi from your newest follower :)
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  54. Love cookie bars! Gonna try these with orange icing for C's fall party:)

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  55. Oh my goodness, these seriously look amazing!!

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  56. Thanks for the recipe. You are one cool mom, your children are lucky!:D

    Happy weekend!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  57. These are amazing! I love the colors. Kids would love these!

    Have a great holiday weekend!

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  58. i love that they're in bar form!

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  59. Ooh, that looks quite yummy!!! We love to bake here too!!! ;) I'll have to try out that recipe with the kids sometime!!!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  60. The best of two worlds:) I love sugar cookie bars!

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  61. These look sooooo good! My son loves sugar cookies and he would be all over this! I must try this recipe!

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  63. These looks so yummy Val, and so pretty.

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  64. I love how simple that recipe it - a must for sure!

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    Would mean a lot :) xx

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