Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars

From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner


1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temp.

1 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

25 chopped Candy Cane Kisses


Buttercream Frosting

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temp.

pinch of salt

1 tsp. vanilla

a few drops of red food coloring, opt.

2 c. powdered sugar

milk, only if needed


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Mix in the vanilla.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Add 1 cup of flour, salt and baking soda and mix until combined.  Add the remaining 1 cup of flour and chopped Candy Cane Kisses and mix until just combined.  Press dough into a greased 9x13-inch pan.  Bake for 14-15 minutes.  Cool completely.


For the Buttercream: Beat butter until creamy.  Add a pinch of salt, vanilla, red food coloring and one cup of powdered sugar and mix until combined.  Add the remaining one cup of powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Add a little milk, if needed, to reach desired consistency.  Spread over cooled sugar cookie bars.  Garnish with chopped candy canes or Candy Cane Kisses, if desired.


Jenn's Notes: These are my favorite on day two; they really soften up overnight.