These yummy sugar cookie bars might look familiar as they've been making the rounds lately. I originally saw them on the blog One Ordinary Day, then on The Repressed Pastry Chef, and AGAIN on My Baking Addiction.
I had printed out the recipe from One Ordinary Day when I first saw them there and had every intention of making them but one of the Twins' teachers had something else in mind when she requested a treat for her class. So they were pushed to the side for another day. After seeing these pop up and raved about on two more awesome blogs I couldn't put them off any longer.
I was worried that they might be overly sweet so I cut back on the sugar (about a 1/4 cup) but after tasting the bars I think next time add the full amount. I topped my bars with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles but had intended to frost only half of the pan with it and the other half with Em's Buttercream Dream Icing. I didn't softened enough sticks of butter, grrrr, so I was forced to frost the whole thing with the cream cheese frosting. The recipe is from Simply Recipes and is the one I used to top my red velvet cupcakes.