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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons - baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons - salt
  • 1/2 cups - butter, (one stick)
  • 1 cups - granulated sugar
  • 1 - egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons - sour cream
  • 1 teaspoons - vanilla
  • 1/2 cups - butter**
  • 4 cups - confectioners' sugar, sifted**
  • 1/4 cups - half and half **, (substitute: 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 melted butter)
  • 1 teaspoons - vanilla**
  • 1 pinchs - salt**
  • - optional- paste or gel food coloring**
  • Directions:

    To make the cookie base; Preheat the oven to 190/375/Gas Mark 5 and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside.

    Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, approx. 3-5 minutes – the lighter, the fluffier the cookies.

    Stir in the egg, sour cream and vanilla and mix until blended. Then slowly add the flour, baking powder and salt stirring until well combined.

    Very gently (almost patting) press the dough to the greased baking pan and bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the edges are lightly
    golden.

    Allow to cool completely in the baking pan.

    To make the frosting: Cream the butter adding a little of the icing (confectioners’) sugar in additions (to prevent sugar smog!) until all the sugar has been incorporated.

    Stir in vanilla and salt. {optional} If tinting, add a drop of colour until desired shade is achieved.

    Spread the buttercream frosting evenly over the cooled sugar cookies and allow to set before cutting into bars.

    Brief Description

    Super thick and fluffy sugar cookie bars topped with deliciously creamy buttercream frosting. Quick and easy recipe.

    Main Ingredient:

    flour

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 17 min

    Notes

    **ingredients for frosting.

    Source

    sweat2eatbaking.com

    Posted By:

    gabriellapfled

    Posted On:

    July 12, 2013

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