Sugar Cookie Bars

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Okay this is a sad excuse of a post, but it's the only kind of baking I had time for due to my hectic life recently.

This month sucked in terms of baking. I had to skip this month's MSC, which I was mega looking forward to. (Don't worry. I'll be making it as soon as I get the chance!)

This recipe is nothing I'm too proud of. I just had a major sweet tooth one night and needed a fast fix. I just dumped it in a pan and iced it as I ate it! That explains why the big cookie remained un-iced in the pictures.

I'm not real proud of this post or the pictures or anything, but I feel like I need to show something of what I did with myself in March!

Sugar Cookie Bars
from The Repressed Pastry Chef

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.


  1. Julie said...:

    Any post is a good post, especially when you're busy! Love sugar cookies, bet these were great.

  1. Patty said...:

    Glad to see you're back in the kitchen. Looks like April might be a bit busy too, what with the musical coming up.

  1. Bob said...:

    At least you're baking something, it's all good. Heh.

  1. Ingrid said...:

    Oh sweat! Another photo with pieces randomly missing. You're a riot! :)

    If you celebrate it Happy Easter!

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