Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sugar Cookie Bars

I've seen a few recipes for sugar cookie bars floating around out there. I choose this one from Annie's Eats. I love a good sugar cookie and sometimes I actually have time and the patience to have my boys help me to make them. Yesterday was not the case so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try this recipe. I'm so glad I did. I thought they turned out delicious! I loved the lemon zest flavor! I didn't have a vanilla bean but I'm sure that would make them even better. I used my favorite powdered sugar frosting recipe click here for the link.
Sugar Cookie Bars
1 C butter, room temperature
2 c sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
zest from 1 lemon
5 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13 x 18" rimmed baking sheet. Cream together the butter and the sugar until smooth. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla, seeds from the vanilla bean, and lemon zest. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir till well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Mix just until incorporated.

Press the cookie dough into an even layer into the prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes, until light golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

1 comment:

  1. These look delicious! I have never seen vanilla beans in the store. I wonder if they are hard to come by?


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