Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Sugar Cookie Bars



I know it's not quite Easter yet. And, actually, we made these for St. Patrick's Day. 

BUT, I had bought some cute little edible pearls from Ross and had to go ahead and use them. Looking back at the pictures, they look extremely Easterish, hence the title.

You guys HAVE to make these! Usually, once I make something I am ready to move on to the next thing. There are just so many yummy looking recipes out there! But, I am already ready to make these again. They were that good!

And I bet you already have everything you need to make these!

What you need:

For the cookie bars:

1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
2 Cups Sugar
4 Large Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
5 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

For the frosting:

1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
3-4 Tablespoons Milk
Food Coloring, as needed
Sprinkles, if wanted

What to do:

For the cookie bars:

Preheat oven to 375.

Generously spray down a 10x15 or 9x9 brownie pan. We had a big cookie sheet that had sides on it and it was perfect!

Cream together the butter and sugar using your mixer at medium/high speed for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Reduce the mixer speed and add the eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla.

In separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, combining well.

Using a rubber spatula, evenly spread the mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until light brown. We left ours a tad bit under cooked for the gooey-ness.

For the icing:

In a medium sized bowl beat the butter until light and fluffy.

Add the vanilla and salt, mix well.

Reduce mixer speed and carefully add in the confectioners sugar, slowly or it will go everywhere!

Add the milk and mix until smooth. The recipe calls for 3 to 4 tablespoons, but you can put as little or as much as you like. It just depends on how thick you want the icing. 

Add the food coloring if you are using it.

It's ready to go on the cookie bars! 

Tweaked a bit from here.




12 comments:

  1. Love the edible pearls!! SO cute! These look AWESOME! If only you could come bake at my house! Although, that might be dangerous before bathing suit season...once I start I can not stop...sweet tooth madness over here...

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  2. those look SO good and cute!

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  3. Oh my! This looks incredible!! And edible pearls! I want them in my kitchen :)

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  4. Mmm i'm so craving something sweet! These are not part of my diet anymore though :(

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  5. Yum!! Can you mail me some please? ;) looks so yummy!

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  6. These look so yummy! I just came over from the Mingle With Us blog hop and started following. ;0

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  7. Yummy!! I love that we love the same kind of desserts! Those edible pearls are the perfect touch too....so cute!

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  8. Yum! They look so tasty and they're festive too! Thanks for sharing at our Shine on Fridays party!

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  9. These look sooo yummy! {as usual} Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  10. Can't wait to make these. Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday

    Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking

    http://www.couponingncooking.com/2012/04/mealtime-monday-recipe-link-up-party-1.html

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