Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sugar Cookie Bars


These are TO DIE FOR!!!!! We made these for my daughter's baptism and everybody loved them. I found the cookie recipe from mybakingaddiction.com and then used my Grandmother's cream cheese frosting recipe. It was fabulous!

Cookie
1 cup butter (I used salted butter- not margarine)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla (I use a vanilla that says it is double strength- so it was super yummy)
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs mixing after each egg. Add vanilla and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together and add to wet ingredients. Spread on a greased cookie sheet (jelly roll pan with sides- 13X18)
Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown. Cool completely and frost.

Frosting
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
1/2 lb. powdered sugar (about 2 cups- add more or less depending on the consistency you like your frosting)
1/2 tsp vanilla
food coloring if you want it colored.
*Side note: We made 3 of these sheet cake cookies and made 4 batches of frosting to go on them, so you may want to double the frosting if you like it thicker. These were great to freeze too. We baked them and froze them and then took them out and frosted them as they were thawing. Great for a large gathering!!!

2 comments:

Megan said...

These look great! I love sugar cookies, but I don't like all the work that it takes to cut them out, not to mention the mess.

old mother hubbard said...

these are yummy. even the batch that landed on the floor upside down. don't tell that we used the 5 second rule and ate the oops batch without frosting. good thing that audrey's floors are spotless.