Sugar cookies aren't Nate's favorite cookies . . .
but, goodness, he loved these. . .
so much so that he was devastated when he realized I gave the last of these Iced Sugar Cookie Bars away to friends. . .
(don't worry, he perked up when he found out there were Red Velvet Cupcakes in the oven!!)
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda and stir with a whisk to combine. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased baking sheet (use a 13 x 18 pan). Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean (they won't look done so do the toothpick test). Cool completely and frost.
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp milk
food coloring (if desired)
For frosting combine butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and salt. Add powdered sugar in 1-2 cup increments until combined, then add milk a little at a time and mix until smooth and spreading consistency. You may not need all the milk! Spread over cooled cookie bars.
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