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Sugar Cookie Bars

Course Dessert
Keyword bars, dessert, sugar cookie
Author The Food Nanny

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing often each egg. Add vanilla and almond extract and mix. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased baking sheet. (rimmed cookie sheet) and bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes. (You don't want to over bake, just barley starting to brown.)
  2. Frosting:
  3. Mix all ingredients together, and spread on cooled cookie bars. Serve and enjoy!