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Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars, I think these are fairly unknown outside of the US. That is, I have not met a person who was familiar with these. It’s like one giant sheet pan cookie cut into pieces. This is a recipe I have made for several years now. And I’ve made these cookie bars so often, it never occurred to me to actually right everything down and publish the recipe.

Lauren’s Latest

The original recipe is from an American food blog, Lauren’s Latest. It’s one of the first food bloggers I started following, about 6 years ago. When Lauren published this recipe a couple of years ago, I made them right away and it’s been a favourite ever since. In the original recipe, the sugar cookie bars are topped with icing, but I don’t think these cookie bars need that. I leave them plain. And with just a few minor adjustments, this recipe has become a staple in our house.

Popular

So, it’s safe to say that these are quite popular, whenever I make them. Though there is the odd one who doesn’t like them. There is almond extract added, which makes the cookie bars taste like marzipan. If you are not a fan of marzipan, you can still make these bars by simply swapping the almond extract by any other extract of your liking, such as vanilla or lemon.

Easy cookie

It’s just not the taste and texture (soft bite) that I like very much. These bars are so easy to make too. I love cookies, but sometimes it’s just too much hassle. Cooling the rough, rolling it, cutting it out, etc. These sugar cookie bars are way easier and faster. Everything goes into one bowl, all ingredients at once, kneed it together, press it into a baking dish, bake it, cut it, eat it. That’s it, now let’s get baking!

Ingredients

250 g unsalted butter, at room temperature

225 g sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

400 g flour

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking dish with parchment paper. I usually use a brownie tin. You could of course use any other baking dish, like a 13×9”.

Put all ingredients into a bowl and quickly kneed into a dough. I love using my KitchenAid for this, but you can do this by hand as well.

Press the dough into the prepared baking dish. Use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a glass to smooth out the top.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Bake ca. 25-30 minutes in the middle of the oven.

Let cool completely and cut into pieces.

Enjoy!

Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookie Bars
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Sugar Cookie Bars

Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 250 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 225 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 400 g flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking dish with parchment paper. I usually use a brownie tin. You could of course use any other baking dish, like a 13x9”.

  2. Put all ingredients into a bowl and quickly kneed into a dough. I love using my KitchenAid for this, but you can do this by hand as well.

  3. Press the dough into the prepared baking dish. Use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a glass to smooth out the top.

  4. Bake ca. 25-30 minutes in the middle of the oven.

  5. Let cool completely and cut into pieces.

 

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23 Comments

  • Reply

    Tifosanele

    October 23, 2018

    Ziet er heerlijk uit, moeten we zeker ook eens proberen!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Ja, zeker doen!

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    Dhini

    October 23, 2018

    Love simpel recepten. Dit lijkt mij ook makkelijk om te doen en klinkt als lekkere cookies

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Heel makkelijk en heel lekker 🙂

  • Reply

    Felice Veenman

    October 23, 2018

    klinkt lekker en simpel..prima te doen voor een feestje zou ik zo zeggen. Hoewel ik geen fan ben van bakingpowder: het laat toch een smaakje na. Misschien met zelfrijzend bakmeel maken?

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Eigenlijk nooit een ‘smaakje’ geproefd als ik bakpoeder gebruik. Zelfrijzend bakmeel zou daar niets aan veranderen, daar zit namelijk bakpoeder al in.

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    The Lemon Kitchen

    October 23, 2018

    Jaaa dit vind ik er heel lekker uit zien! Bedankt voor de tip, ga ik ook weer eens maken.

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Zeker doen, hier verdwijnen ze telkens als sneeuw voor de zon 😉

  • Reply

    Stefaan De Winter

    October 23, 2018

    simpel en lekker meer moet dat voor mij toch echt niet zijn 🙂

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Haha, nou, precies!

  • Reply

    nicole orriens

    October 23, 2018

    Ik vind de naam van deze koekjes alleen al zo leuk! Ik wil er zo wel in bijten!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Serieus, als je er eenmaal aan begint, kun je niet meer stoppen 😉

  • Reply

    Balou

    October 23, 2018

    Oehhhh dit wil ik ook is gaan maken & proeven! Ziet en klinkt heerlijk!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Echt een aanrader!

  • Reply

    Gea

    October 23, 2018

    Dit ziet er echt onwijs lekker uit!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Dank je!

  • Reply

    An

    October 23, 2018

    Oeps, niet echt mij ding. Ben niet zo’n suikerfreak….

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 23, 2018

      Dat kan, maar deze zijn echt onwijs lekker 😉

  • Reply

    ingrid

    October 25, 2018

    dat klinkt simpel en lekker zeg. leuk om met de kids te maken

    • Reply

      Nicole

      October 25, 2018

      Zeker leuk om met de kids te maken. Meng er gekleurde hagel door en je hebt feestkoekjes 🙂

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    Ilona

    January 26, 2019

    Ik heb ze dus nog steeds niet gemaakt terwijl het zo’n makkelijk recept is… Pure zelfbescherming 😉

    • Reply

      Nicole

      January 26, 2019

      Hahaha, dat snap ik, daarom maak ik ze ook niet al te vaak. Kan er niet van afblijven 😉

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