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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8 Responses to “Salmon Burgers”

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    Cara — August 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love fun new burger recipes, can’t wait to see what else is in the line up. This recipe is intriguing. I’m really curious about the use of smoked salmon along with regular salmon. Too bad I had a whole bunch of smoked salmon this weekend for a party, and there is none leftover – otherwise I would definitely be trying this this week!

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    cozydelicious — August 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I love the combo with the smoked salmon – so much flavor! And these look really moist too. I’ll have to give them a shot! Yum!

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    Evan B — August 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    We do salmon burgers with the canned salmon when we want a quick and delicious meal! I also always add some chopped peppers into the patty.. delicious! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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    Elina — August 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Sold! I love salmon burgers and I love smoked salmon. I am sure they will be great combined! 🙂

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    mrsdanigirl8 — August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good salmon burger recipe. This sounds divine!

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    Lauren — August 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Oooh I’m looking forward to a week of burger recipes, and this salmon one sounds fantastic! I like the idea of using both fresh and smoked varieties. Yum!

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    Justin — August 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    i think i have to add salmon burgers to my list of things to try

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    Shannon — August 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    my my, i just got back from alaska, where i purchsed some smoked salmon to bring back 🙂 definitely trying this one!!!

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