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Swig Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Austin & Jamie Mansfield

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
COOKIE BAR INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon 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)

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup softened butter
1 ounce softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt
dash of vanilla
1-2 tablespoons milk or cream

Directions:
Directions:
DIRECTIONS FOR COOKIE BAR:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside
- Using your mixer thoroughly cream butter, oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until combined
- Add egg, water and vanilla and mix until well combined
- Add flour and sprinkle in salt, baking powder and baking soda, mix for approximately 1 minute or until completely combined
- 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)
- Evenly sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar over the uncooked bars before placing them in the oven
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.
- Let cool completely and frost with frosting recipe before cutting.

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.

 

 

 

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