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Pretty Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Posted By Amanda F On April 21, 2011 @ 7:00 am In Family | 4 Comments
Who doesn’t love the taste of a sugar cookie, especially those with frosting! Sugar cookies can be a lot of work though. You have to chill the dough, roll it out, cut out shapes with cookie cutters, reroll, etc. Well, give yourself a break and make these sugar cookie bars instead! Frost them with pretty colors to celebrate any occasion.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 t almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (I used 4 1/2 cups)
3-5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring or icing paste
In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and egg until nice and frothy. About 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and almond extract and beat for 1 minute more.
In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix them around so that all ingredients are well incorporated. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat for about 2 minutes. Press the dough into a large jelly roll (cookie sheet) pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let the pan cool completely.
To make the frosting, in a medium sized bowl (or your stand mixer) combine the butter and cream cheese. Beat for about 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Mix for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Frost your pan of cookies. Cut the cookies into bars and serve.
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