The party doesn’t have to be limited to cakes and cookies – these Sugar Cookie Bars are the perfect treat!
Oh Pierre, you have been sorely missed.
For those of you who are coming into the story a little late, Pierre is my beautiful, incredibly talented DSLR camera. Yes, my camera. And yes, he has a name. We’re very close he and I.
Well a few weeks ago, Pierre had a quarter life crisis.
Right in the middle of a shoot.
Just stopped working. Shut down and wouldn’t power up again.
I tried everything in the world to fix him but simply could not revive him.
After a failed attempt to have him fixed at a local repair shop downtown, I very very reluctantly shipped him across the country to the manufacturer to have the big boys take a look at him.
It wasn’t a cheap fix and it was the longest three weeks of my life. (Hence all of the round-ups I’ve been dishing out lately instead of my own recipes. Sorry!!)
But at last he is home and well and we are happily reunited.
With some quality one on one time.
And lots and lots of recipes.
First up, these Sugar Cookie Bars.
Look at all those sprinkles!
It’s like a massive party, all bundled up in a tasty bar.
When I first made these, I tried them warm from the oven and I have to be honest, I wasn’t loving them.
So I wasn’t actually planning on sharing them. Or even keeping the recipe obviously.
But I left them on the counter anyway til the next morning. And while I was fixing some breakfast thought, oh what the heck, I’ll have a bite of one of those bars. I mean, they’re pretty cute and hard to resist. Even with my bad first impression.
And woah. They literally changed overnight.
Okay, they didn’t really change. They just had time to cook completely. And they were D-licious.
Which brings me to my conclusion that sugar cookies are not meant to be eaten warm. They’re just not.
So make these, let them cool off, and then enjoy the yumminess of these little cuties.
Welcome home Pierre!
Sugar Cookie Bars
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in egg, egg white, and vanilla. Add salt, baking soda, and flour, mixing until just combined. Stir in sprinkles.
- Spread batter into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top and edges start to brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container up to 7 days.