Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Alternative to rolled out sugar cookies!

 'Tis the time of year for one of my favorite things...
that of making PINK Cookies with Sprinkles!
 
However, with the busyness that my life has had, I am finding that I have been very time crunched and not able to do the baking I like most to do, especially making 9 dozen frosted heart shaped sugar cookies!
I was SO happy to have found a great idea of taking your sugar cookie dough and baking it in a 9x13 pan and then cutting it into squares and frosting it.  

I pretty much just took 
my regular sugar cookie dough recipe  
 and cut it in half,  
however, I adjusted the sour cream and baking powder.
My family was in sugar cookie heaven and I was able to provide them with such a yummy treat on my tight schedule that I have right now.
We are hooked and I love how easy they are! 
Pan Sugar Cookie Squares
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup sour cream
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2-1/2 cups flour

Beat together sugar,butter vanilla together for one minute.
Add in sour cream and egg and mix well.
Add in salt and baking powder and mix well.
Lastly add in flour.

Put in greased 9x13 pan (will need to spread mixture out with a spoon)
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes (until lightly browned...don't overbake).
Cool.
Frost with cream cheese frosting.(put sprinkles on top of you would like)
Cut into squares and enjoy! 

 
Frosting
1/4 cup butter
4 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Cream together butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
Add in powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
Add in your choice of food coloring.
Frost and enjoy!

NOTE...
If you want more cookies, 
just DOUBLE the cookie dough 
and bake on a large cookie sheet.  
Also, double the frosting as well.
Tastes just like sugar cookies, 
but without the extra work, or mess.
(although, I DO have to admit that I still love rolling out dough and making REAL cut out sugar cookies). 

2 comments:

Brittany H said...

Great idea! I was just thinking about Valentines day and I thought, "I wonder what genius idea Kimmie came up with" because you never fail me for goodies especially on love day. Hope it's a good one for you :)

Garden of Egan said...

I actually made sugar cookies last week. SO MUCH WORK!
I'll have to try this.

Sounds like you are blissfully busy.