Friday, April 17, 2009

Dinner and a movie Friday

I know it is Friday and I usually talk about a movie. This week we saw two movies. Neither one is worth putting any more energy into. Maybe I will have better luck next week sorry.

The first week I started my blog I cam across these fun Sugar Cookie Bars on Anne Marie's of Taste Buds blog. I could not wait to give them a try. So easy and it did not seem like work at all. We made a couple of changes to the recipe. I cut back on 1 cup of sugar and shortening in the frosting works for me thanks again to Annie Marie for such a fun easy recipe.

Iced Sugar Cookie Bars

1 cup butter; room temp
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon 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 (I used a 13 x 18 half sheet pan). Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean.

1/2 cup butter; room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
food coloring (if desired)

For frosting combine butter and one cup of powdered sugar until creamy add another cup of sugar one at a time until desired smoothenes. Then add milk and vanilla and mix well until smooth. Spread on cooled cookies.


Mary said...

I'm sorry the movies were a bust. I'll bet the sugar cookies lifted your spirits, though. They sound really good.

Donna-FFW said...

The sugar cookie bars sound terrific, another one for the list to try.

Cheryl said...

Wow I have never heard of a sugar cookie bar before! YUM!

Sara said...

I love sugar cookies, in fact, they're my favorite kind of cookie. Especially if they're frosted. I can't wait to try these!

teresa said...

Ooooh, yummy. I could make myself a pan of these and eat the whole thing!

Coleen's Recipes said...

So many people have given this recipe thumbs up that it just has to be good. They look delicious. Are they cakey? Do they stay soft or are they crispy?

Food For a Hungry Soul said...

Those DO look fun, easy, and delicious! I love sugar cookies anyway, so I'm sure that these are terrific, especially with FROSTING!

Netts Nook said...

Coleen: They were not cakey at all soft in the middle a little hard on the edge. They were still soft the next day. We loved them and so did the neighbors. Lynette

Maria said...

What a great treat!

Van Santos said...

These remind me of a cookie my mother would make except this adds frosting. The vanilla flavored icing would be a great touch.

Norah said...

Oh my those look very tasty! I can not wait to give them a try.