Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars~

Inspired by Allrecipes

1 cup butter, at room temperature...very, very soft (microwave just short of melted if your kitchen is cool)

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup butter, at room temperature.

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup whipping cream

Sprinkles, optional


Preheat oven to 375º.  Cream together butter and sugar till smooth.  Beat in eggs, then vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and mix till well blended.  Spread evenly in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.  Bake 20 minutes.  Remove to rack to cool completely.

Beat butter till light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar,vanilla and cream. Beat for 5 minutes.  Spread on cooled cookies. Garnish with sprinkles if desired.