My Mom’s Birthday was approaching and I wanted to make her a treat. I knew there would already be cake involved, so I ruled that out. Brownie’s and cookie’s I opted out because they were too traditional. I then stumbled upon this recipe involving a sugar cookie mix, but baked into bars. Interesting, different and fun, I thought! I was sold, especially after how easy the baking process was.
All I did was add all the ingredients into a large bowl and beat with a mixer. Then I spread the mixture into a 9x13in greased baking pan. The pan is then baked in the oven for 10-13 minutes and all done! Once removed, I let cool and frosted the dough with icing and sprinkles. I bought a Pillsbury frosting in my Mom’s favorite color. I then decorated with sprinkles and wrote “Happy Birthday Mom” in pink food gel.
Ingredients: Butter, Granulated Sugar, Powdered Sugar, 2 Large Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and 1 container of your choice of frosting
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for 1-2 minutes.
Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Spread the sugar cookie mixture gently into an even layer into the bottom of the pan.
Decorate if you want for a special occasion, or leave as is and cut into squares.
- 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened to cool room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 container of your choice of frosting (or click here for a home-made option)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for 1-2 minutes.
- Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
- Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- Spread the sugar cookie mixture gently into an even layer into the bottom of the pan. (I used a spatula)
- Bake for 10-13 minutes. Don’t overbake! The bars shouldn’t have any color around the edges and barely be set in the middle.
- Let the bars cool completely before frosting.
*If you are looking for a home-made frosting recipe for this dessert, head over to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, where this recipe was adapted from!