If you need a lot of frosted sugar cookies in a hurry, this recipe is exactly what you need! Bake up the shortbread-like cookie layer, let it cool, then frost the entire pan before slicing them into bars.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Author: Beth Cato
1cupunsalted butter2 sticks , softened
1 1/2teaspoonsvanilla extract
1/2cupunsalted butter1 stick, softened
2 - 4Tablespoonsmilk or half & half
Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil and apply nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and white sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and both extracts, then the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
Evenly compress the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Completely cool.
To make the frosting, beat together the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, two tablespoons milk, and a few drops of food dye. Add more milk to reach a spreadable consistency. Lift the uncut cookie bar out by the foil, then spread frosting on top. Add sprinkles. Slice bars. Store in a sealed container, stacked between wax paper layers.