This is one of those recipes that has made its way all across the blog world and back again. I first saw it on Munchkin Munchies, one of my favorite places to visit. Sue, the author, is one of the most talented and creative bakers I know. She found the recipe on Real Mom Kitchen who in turn got it from Tastebuds.
I had a little trouble getting the baking time right. The bars didn't look done at the prescribed time limit, so I left them in an extra few minutes...mistake. They were too dry. Next time, I am going to take them out and let them sit in the pan to cool, assuming that the heat from the pan will continue to cook them. There will definitely be a next time. The taste, with 3/4 pound of butter in the cookie and frosting, was spot on for a sugar cookie.
Sugar Cookie Bars (lately taken from Munchkin Munchies)
2 sticks butter, soften
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Cream sugar and butter. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until smooth. Combine dry ingredients and then add. Spread into a rimmed jelly roll pan (18X13). Bake 375 for 10-15 minutes. Remove to counter and let cool. Frost, cut and serve.
1 stick butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla4-5 Tbsp milk
With a mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Color if desired. Spread over cooled cookie bars.
Now what about you? What have you been up to in Your Kitchen?