{Sugar Cookie Bars} Another Version

Sometimes sugar cookies are a pain to make, you have to roll them out cut them and flour gets all over. These are easy and just as fabulous. I added the almond and coconut extracts to the frosting because it is oh so good!!


2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 Tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup half and half
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract
Pinch of salt
Several drops of food coloring (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9X13 inch baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
in a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 
Add egg and combine well. Add sour cream and vanilla and mis until completely blended.
Slowly add the flour mixture and stir until well combined.
Gently press the batter into the greased baking dish and spread out with your hands. 
Bake for 17-20 minutes or until the edges become lightly golden
Set aside to cool completely
For the Frosting:
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar and half and half until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla, almond and coconut extracts and combine well. Add desired food coloring. Frost the cookie bars evenly and cut into squares.

Adapted from: High Heels and Grills


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