Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars

I'm back from the nature woods and camping!  Whew!  My husband dearly loves to camp and loves going to Whitewater each year.  I had never been camping until I met him.  Always an adventure!  This year was a little rough, with some heavy rains last night and the bugs were pretty bad.  I don't like bugs.  But I still enjoyed our time away and hiking and just talking with him. 
But now I'm back to life and M will be returning to work again in the morning.  Booo :(   June is still his busy month, so he has one more week of very busy long days, not home in time for dinner kind of long days.  Oh well.  That's why we try to sneak away camping on one of his comp days during June - just so we can see each other.
Anyways, right before we left, I was experimenting in the kitchen tried out these sugar cookie bars.  Love them!  As I've mentioned before, I love a good sugar cookie.  The softer and fatter the better.  And these really fit the bill.  They are great if you have a time crunch because they all go in one pan and then you are done - no waiting around for cookie sheets to go in and out of the oven.  Win in my book!

Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookies
Recipe adapted from I Heart Naptime
Ingrediants:
  • 1    teaspoon    baking powder 
  • 1    teaspoon    vanilla extract 
  • 1    egg white
  • 1    egg 
  • 2 1/2    cups    flour 
  • 1/2    teaspoon    salt 
  • 3/4    cup    sugar 
  • 1/4    cup    powdered sugar 
  • 1/2    cup    butter ( softened ) 
  • 1/4    cup    sour cream
Frosting
  • 3    cups    powdered sugar 
  • 3    tablespoon    heavy cream 
  • 1/2  cup    butter ( softened ) 
  • 1/2    teaspoon    vanilla extract 
Directions:
Using a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars and mix until fluffy (about 3 min). Add in the vanilla, egg, egg white, and sour cream and mix until combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
Place mixture in a greased 8x11 glass pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned. Be careful not to over bake!



Let the cookie bar cool completely.  Then mix up the frosting (and color if desired).  Spread frosting and cut into bars.  I found my 8x11 pan made about 20 bars.  If you use a 9x13 glass pan instead, your cookie bar will be a little thinner, but you can obviously cut more of them.


Look at this thick and white and chewy cookie bar - soooo good!  Enjoy!


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21 comments:

  1. These look really tasty and the perfect thing to whip up for a carry-in dinner to feed a crowd. Love that lavender icing too. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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    We hope to see you there!

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  3. Delicious! Perfect for any party!
    I'd love to have you share this and/or any other recipe at Wednesday Extravaganza - A Foodie Link Party! Hope to see you there :)
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2013/06/wednesday-extravaganza-34.html

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  4. I'm with you, I love a soft and thick sugar cookie. Just pinned, so I can try these soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Danielle,
    I found your post on Wednesday Whatsits. Your cookies look delicious.
    Annamaria

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  6. Oh yum. I love a good sugar cookie too and these look great. I love to camp but with bugs? Bleck.

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  7. These look delicious! Found you through the Crafty Blog Stalker Hop and started following. I'll definitely be pinning this recipe to remember for later. Thanks for posting!

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  8. I saw this link in a sidebar and had to come grab the recipe!

    We love sugar cookies! This looks delicious! Can't wait to give them a try!

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  9. Sugar cookies without all the work--I love it. Can't wait to try these.

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  10. I love soft, chewy cookies especially with icing! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  11. Mmmm! :) Thank you so much for linking up with us this weekend at One Sharendipity Place!!
    Sue @TheT2women.com

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  12. Yummy! Soft cookies are my favorite. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

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  13. Love this! I love cookies but hate making the. Bar cookies are my favorite. Thanks for the yummy recipe.
    KC

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  14. Sugar cookies are one of my fav's. The softer and fatter the better, for sure! I will be trying this. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. This looks wonderful! I hope you will come share at this week's From the Farm Blog Hop hosted by 6 great blogs! http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/06/from-farm-blog-hop-39.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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  16. These look so delicious! I love trying out new cookie recipes so will have to add this one to my list. Sharing this!
    New follower from "Showing Some Love Hump Day Blog Hop"
    Bismah @
    http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

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  17. Yummy! I love soft sugar cookies, too! I love the purple icing!

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  18. How fabulous! Those frosted sugar cookies are my favorite and these look delicious.

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  19. These look so good! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I am featuring this recipe this week! :-) Congratulations! :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. The post should go live around 11pm Eastern on Monday. I hope you will be able to link up again with us this week! :-)

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  20. Yummy - I hate making actual cookies because they are so time consuming! I love the bar idea :) Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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  21. Oh, wow! What a great idea for these sugar cookie bars! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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