I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend. My weekend was full of events. I thought having a three day weekend would mean a lot of time to relax, to eat, to bake, etc. I did a lot of eating, but I didn't do much relaxing or baking.
One of the few things I did find time to make were these sugar cookie bars for our barbecue. I had seen these sugar cookie bars from The Girl Who Ate Everything. They looked so simple to make and while I don't normally frost my sugar cookies, her spring colored frostings made me want to similarly decorate mine.
With it being July 4th, I decided to make my cookies patriotic with some white frosting and red and blue sprinkles. I made the frosting layer pretty thin because no one in my family really enjoys frosting. These cookies are really easy to make.
I followed the recipe as is, except for the frosting. I used powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze type frosting.
Sugar cookie bars (adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything)
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing
after each egg. Add vanilla and mix well.
2. In a separate bowl combine
flour, salt, baking soda and 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 9 pan).
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light
golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean (they won't look done
so do the toothpick test). Cool completely and frost.
- 1 cup confectioner’ s sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp. milk
small bowl, stir together sugar, milk until sugar
is completely dissolved. If mixture is too thick, add a little more
milk. If too thin, add more sugar. You can add a couple of drops of
food coloring for different colored glazes.