Amish Sugar Cookie Bars

These Amish Sugar Cookie Bars are truly a WOW! Be prepared to fall in love with sugar cookies all over again – Amish Sugar Cookie Bars, that is!   ♥

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So, I was in Barnes & Noble the other day, and I saw a recipe in a really neat cookbook dedicated just to cookies. In the book was a recipe Amish Sugar Cookies. Hmm, Amish Sugar Cookies?

So I thought it over and something inside me told me to give these a try. I adapted the recipe slightly and made bars instead of cookies, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. :)

When my kids came home from school they saw the bars sitting out and asked about them. They loved the way the bars looked, but weren’t too excited about the idea of a sugar cookie, until they tried them!

My kids loved these bars! Let’s just say I get, I really, really get it!!

Do yourself a favor and try these, they are truly wonderful!

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After I made my Amish Sugar Cookie Bars I decided to check out Amish Sugar Cookies on the internet, and I don’t where I’ve been but lots of people are now making Amish Sugar Cookies, or Sugar Cookie Bars. Who knew?

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There’s quite a bit of oil in these bars which I’m really not crazy about. However, what that oil does is create an incredible texture!

Each bite of bar feels like lots and lots of wonderful little layers in your mouth. Your taste buds will thank you. :)

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This recipe is quite generous. You will want to decide ahead of time if you want to make two pans of thin bars or one pan of rather thick bars.

There is no right choice, there is no wrong choice, simply decide which works best for you!

Amish Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients:                                                                                                                 2014-02-28-126 Amish Sugar Cookie Bars

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

FROSTING:

1/2 cup butter, softened

4-1/2 cups powdered sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (you can use less in you want)

5 to 6 tablespoons milk (any kind except skim)

Food coloring, if using – I used exactly 7 drops of blue for my light aqua

Sprinkles of choice, if using

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one or two 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray. Set aside. Use two pans for thinner bars, or one pan for very thick bars.

2. Combine sugar, butter, and oil. Mix until combined well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix again until combined. Add dry ingredients.

3. Press dough into a greased pan, or two pans, depending on how thick you want the bars. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean (they probably won’t look done so do the toothpick test). Remove from oven and cool completely.

4. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to get the consistency you want. Add food color if using, mix well.

5. Frost bars with frosting, decorate with sprinkles, if using. Refrigerate until serving. Cut into small pieces and serve. Yummy!

* My frosted Amish Sugar Cookie Bars are wonderful! But, you may want to cut these bars into smaller pieces than usual because they are quite rich.

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