Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sugar Cookie Bars...

When I first made these I thought, "They are not fabulous ~ what the heck happened!" They were just plain ole ok. The raw cookie dough was very very fabulous though! "Can you say, Yum!" I couldn't stop eating it, and was wondering if I was going to have enough to bake. Yes, I do know your not suppose to eat raw batter/dough, but I have been doing it since my childhood. And I still love it! I even let my girls lick the spoon or the bowl too! Ssshh... So here is what's funny strange not funny ha ha... these sugar cookie bars did get fabulous after sitting over night. They became very moist and kind of melt in your mouth yummy. I truly love recipes you can make the day before you need it, and be completely sure it will still be moist! This is one of those recipes... 

1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and stir with a wire whisk to mix well. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased 13 x 18 baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. The bars won't look done so do the toothpick test. Cool completely and then frost.

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
5 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp. milk
food coloring (if desired)
sprinkles (of course)

Combine butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract and salt. Add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments until combined, then add milk and mix until smooth and spreading consistency. Spread over cooled sugar cookie bars.


  1. They look fabulous! I am so with you....I have no idea how we have survived with all the raw dough we have eaten!


  2. Ohhh Yumm-o! I love frosted sugar cookies! These bars look sooo good and easier to make than regular sugar cookies. I will be trying these. I've posted a couple sweet recipes on my blog, if you want to check 'em out. Thanks for sharing this!
    Stephanie @

  3. Katie, thank you for your sweet note of congratulations! I really appreciated it!


  4. Oh, I must try!!! I eat raw cookie dough!!! :-) I am happy to report I have not got sick! you, been doing it for years!!!

  5. made your sugar cookie bars yesterday......they are awesome!!!! :)

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like them ;-)


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