Sugar Cookie Bars

I love sugar cookies, but they always take so long with chilling the dough, rolling it, and cutting it out, that I dont make them other than at holiday times. When I saw this recipe on My baking addiction site, I knew I had to try these bars. WOW they were so simple to make and taste just like a sugar cookie, only better because they are thicker and so much easier to make! Definitely try these bars!



1 cup butter; room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla & mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt & soda & stir with a whisk to combine. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased baking sheet (use a 13 x 18 pan).

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and frost with favorite cookie frosting.



5 Comments on “Sugar Cookie Bars”

  1. Jen says:

    I posted these today too! Yours are very cute. I think I’m going to make them again for Easter but then cut them with a cookie cutter after they’ve cooled so they’re basically thick cookies (and scraps to snack on!)

  2. Joelen says:

    So festive and cute!

  3. Melissa says:

    I keep seeing these pop up in my reader and they look SO GOOD!

  4. skip.fitz says:

    Tried these Sunday evening. They were GREAT!! Soft and full of flavor. Froze half the tray (after cooking) for that snack attack.
    Used this recipe from Hershey”s for frosting:


    3 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
    1-1/3 cups powdered sugar
    2 to 3 tablespoons milk
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    melt butter, add cocoa, and bring to boil. stir in sugar and milk. then add vanilla.

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