Swig Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
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Best Sugar Cookie Bars Ever!!! So much faster and easier then traditional sugar cookies but just as fun and delicious. --you can substitute sour cream in place of the cream cheese in the frosting if desired.
Recipe type: Cookie Bars
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable oil
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of baking soda approx 1/16 of a tsp
  • a little extra granulated sugar for sprinkling on top of dough before baking (about 1-2 TBSP)
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 1 ounce softened cream cheese
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp milk or cream
  • DIRECTIONS FOR FROSTING: Mix butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla with a hand mixer or whisk. Add in the milk or cream until nice and smooth. Frost bars when they are completely cooled.
  1. DIRECTIONS FOR COOKIE BARS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside
  3. Using your mixer thoroughly cream butter, oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until combined
  4. Add egg, water and vanilla and mix until well combined
  5. Add flour and sprinkle in salt, baking powder and baking soda, mix for approx 1 minute or until completely combined
  6. Spread/press cookie mixture evenly into greased 9x13 pan. ( like to use a sandwich baggie on my hand to press it down evenly. Spray baggie with cooking spray if necessary)
  7. Evenly sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar over the uncooked bars before placing them in the oven
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until edges are just barely turning a light brown. Do not over bake or bars will be dry.
  9. Let cool completely and frost with frosting recipe before cutting.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at https://reallifedinner.com/swig-sugar-cookie-bars-recipe/