Sugar Cookie bars

Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

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Joelle Johnson

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@joellemb

These are the best sugar bar cookies... they are a hit everywhere I take them. I use vanilla frosting ( I always add vanilla & little touch of almond extract to my frosting and it gives it a wonderful flavor, and you can also do this to store bought canned frosting too :) and decorate them and use for church potlucks, cookie exchanges etc... always good and moist... Enjoy

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter/margarine, softened
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 3 cups
    flour
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened in the tub
  • 1 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/3 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • ·
    frosting and sprinkles and colored sugars for decorating.. (optional)

How to Make Sugar Cookie bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl with electric mixer, mix together the butter, cream cheese & shortening
  2. Add the eggs, sour cream, sugar, vanilla & almond extract, mix well until combined and smooth.
  3. In small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda & salt.
  4. Add slowly in 1/3's flour mixture, mixing with mixer after each addition.
  5. Spray a 1/2 sheet pan with nonstick spray. Place dough onto sprayed pan and with a rubber spatula spread cookie mixture to an even layer.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Start checking the cookies at 22 minutes, mine were puffed and the middle was just slightly underdone, so I cooked for a few more minutes and they ended up a light golden brown and the edges were golden and pulled away from the pan. Let cool completely.
  7. Frost with your favorite frosting.. Decorate with sprinkles & course colored sugars if desired. Cut into bars and serve.

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