Sugar Cookie Bars for St Patty’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Hope everyone is enjoying the day and staying safe!

I wasn’t going to bake anything for St Patty’s day this year. But then I remembered these shamrock sprinkles. Our small grocery store always has the huge tubs of sprinkles on clearance after holidays. The tub holds probably 4 cups of sprinkles. I’ll never in a million years go through 4 cups of sprinkles, but with a price tag of $1, I had to get them last year after St Patty’s Day. (I also bought a tub of hot pink ones after Valentine’s Day this year for $1).

Since it was about 9:30 last night when I decided to make something, I wanted a simple recipe that I knew would be delicious. I instantly remembered these bars from last year. They were quite the craze for a while. They showed up in a variety of blogs all across the internet.

I made a 1/2 batch this year in a 9×13 pan (recipe below is for a full batch). They were just as good as I remember. If you didn’t make these last year, definitely make them soon! By the way, I don’t think I’ve ever posted the same recipe twice on my blog until now. But these are seriously so easy and delicious. I’ve probably made them 4 times in the last year which is definitely saying a lot since I rarely make a recipe more than once.

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Yield: ~60 bars

Ingredients:

For the Bars
1 cup butter; room temp.
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda

For the Frosting
1/2 cup butter at room temp
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
4 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp milk
food coloring (optional)

Directions:

For the Bars
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla & mix well.

In a separate bowl combine flour, salt & soda & stir with a whisk to combine. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined.

Spread on a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and frost.

For the Frosting
Combine butter and shortening until smooth and creamy.

Add vanilla and salt.

Add powdered sugar in 1-2 cup increments until combined, then add milk & mix until smooth and spreading consistency.

Spread over cooled cookie, then cut into bars.

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17 Responses to “Dorito Oreo Popcorn”

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    Ashley — January 30, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I am intrigued! I like Oreos and Doritos separately, so I will have to give this popcorn a try. My three-year-old is King of Interesting Combinations, so I know I’ll have a buddy to share it with. 🙂

    • beantownbaker — January 30th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

      Hubby definitely kind of gave me a weird look when I was chowing down on this 😉

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    chelsea @ serves two — January 30, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    no way! i just posted some doritos chocolate chip cookies on my blog! love the chocolate/dorito combo! this looks super delish 🙂

    • beantownbaker — January 31st, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

      That is crazy! I bet Doritos in cookies is amazing!

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    Karen — February 1, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Love this idea! Definitely going to try it soon. I am also thinking Sun Chips would be an awesome part of the combination

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    nicole @ i am a Honey Bee — February 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    this is weird… I like it.

    • beantownbaker — February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

      weird? absolutely. delicous? for sure 😉

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    Megan — February 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    What an interesting combo. I always did popcorn, Sourpatch Kids, and Raisinets at the movies, so I can see how this would work.

    • beantownbaker — February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

      Woah – now that’s an interesting combination. I like all of those things separately. I’m going to have to try them all together the next time I go to a movie.

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    Kris @everywhereorange.com — February 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    This sounds amazing. i should admit that i am 37 weeks pregnant and have eaten a ton of oreos and doritos this pregnancy, why oh why didn’t i think to put them together!!! thank you!!!!

    • beantownbaker — February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

      Haha, glad I gave you the idea. Hope you like them together 😉

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — February 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

    This combination is crazy, but that just means I am going to have to go home and try it. This could totally hit the spot I am sure 🙂

    • beantownbaker — February 6th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      Let me know what you think if you do try it

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    Joy — February 7, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I happen to think this sounds perfect, and not at all strange. But i’m the girl that likes to eat dortitos inside my PB&J sandwiches, and dip french fries in milkshakes…..so to me this makes sense! I’ll have to give it a try – thanks for posting!

    • beantownbaker — February 7th, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

      OMG I totally forgot about Doritos inside a PB&J!! I used to do that too. MMmmm.

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    Sues — February 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    OK this is totally weird, but I would totally eat it. Talk about a junk food dream!

    • beantownbaker — February 7th, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      It’s totally a junk food dream 🙂

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