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Sugar Cookie Bars Made Easy

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Sugar cookies made easy! All the flavor of a regular sugar cookie, less than half the work. Great for serving with a meal or just a quart of milk! You can add food coloring to the topping if you like."
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50 m servings 252
Original recipe yields 35 servings (35 bars)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 13x18-inch baking sheet.
  2. Beat white sugar and 1 cup butter together in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons almond extract and vanilla extract; mix well.
  3. Whisk flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Add to egg mixture and stir until just combined. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cookie comes out clean, 10 to 15 minutes; they won't look done. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. Beat 1/2 cup butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add 1 teaspoon almond extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until combined. Add heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting reaches a smooth, spreadable consistency. Spread frosting over cooled cookie bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 252 calories; 9.4 39.5 2.7 45 150 Full nutrition

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These were really good. A big hit. The dough was thick, and I didn't think I would be able to spread it out to the whole pan-- I was sure the pan size was a typo, but eventually I did get it spr...

Delicious thick sugar cookies! Made for a large crowd of teenagers. They loved them! Will definitely make again!