Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Ingredients

  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg, large
  • 1 Egg Yolk, large
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt

Frosting Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • Sprinkles
  • Food Coloring, optional

Sugar Cookie Steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang.
  • Using a mixer, combine the Butter and Sugar on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the Egg, Egg Yolk, and Vanilla Extract and continue mixing for another minute.
  • In a separate bowl, stir the Flour, Cornstarch, Baking Powder, and Salt.
  • Slowly add the mixture of dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a thick dough is formed.
  • Press the dough into the prepared baking pan in an even layer.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. The edges should become slightly brown.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Steps

  • Using a mixer, beat the Butter on medium speed until creamy.
  • Add 1 cup Powdered Sugar and 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream and mix until smooth.
  • Add the remaining 1 cup Powdered Sugar, 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream, Vanilla Extract, Salt, and Food Coloring (if using). Mix until the consistency of frosting is achieved; light and fluffy. Note: all Food Coloring should be absorbed. Add more as necessary to achieve desired color.
  • Once the Sugar Cookies have cooled completely, remove from the pan.
  • Frost the Sugar Cookies in an even layer using a butter knife of baking spatula.
  • Scatter Sprinkles of your choice atop.
  • Slice and Share!

Yields ~ 2 dozen
Rolling or Cutting not required!


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