Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sugar Cookie Bars

I've noticed a lot of sugar cookie bar recipes, but they make a huge amount.  Since I am always just baking for my husband and me, I came up with my own recipe in a small size.  Instead of a cookie sheet pan, this fits in a 9x13 baking dish.  Perfect for just a few.

1/2 C. Butter
1 C. Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 1/2 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixer cream butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Beat eggs, and add. Mix well.  Slowly add your dry ingredients until well incorporated.
Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and spread out your dough so it's about 1/4 inch thick.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the top is very lightly golden.  Let cool and frost.

Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 C. Butter
4oz. Cream Cheese
1 tsp. Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
2-4 C. Powdered Sugar
1/2 Tbsp. Milk

Mix all ingredients together until creamy.  Add food coloring if desired.


  1. Is that a 9x13 dish or a 9x9 in your picture. It looks more like a 9x9. I'm making the recipe now. Looks yummy!

  2. It's a 9x9! Thanks for pointing that out! :)