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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7 Responses to “Chicken Parmesan Burgers”

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — August 17, 2010 at 11:58 am

    This sounds awesome! The pictures are wonderful as well. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get good burger pictures. I love the pizza sauce on this! Thanks!

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    We Are Not Martha — August 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Yum! I love chicken parmesan and I love burgers, so why not, right? They look delicious!

    Sues

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    Melissa — August 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I love how there are so many variations of burgers! Yours sound delcious!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I love chicken parmesan so this sound so great to me! Like you, I love living in the city but wish I could grill during the summer!

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    ellysaysopa.com — August 19, 2010 at 1:37 am

    So glad you liked them! Love the caramelized onions on top. I just had a burger with bbq caramelized onions this week. 🙂

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    an adventure in wool — September 30, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    i love this idea! was writing my grocery list and realized there is no parmesan in the recipe?

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    Jen — October 11, 2010 at 12:41 am

    That’s a good point, there isn’t actually Parmesan in it… You could use parm instead of provolone cheese.

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