Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

These Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are a delicious, soft holiday treat. They are simple to make, while being both tasty and festive.
Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  1. 5 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 cup butter softened
  5. 2 cups sugar
  6. 4 eggs
  7. 2 tsp clear almond extract or clear vanilla extract
  8. 6 drops green food coloring
  9. 6 drops red food coloring

Frosting

  1. 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter room temp
  3. 5 tablespoons milk
  4. 1 teaspoon almond extract or clear vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 13 x 9 in pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda, set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in almond extract.
  • Then with the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Evenly divide dough into two small mixing bowls.
  • In one bowl add 6 drops of green food coloring, stir to mix in the coloring. Continue to mix in more green food coloring until you get the color you desire.
  • In the other bowl add 6 drop of red food coloring, stir to mix in the coloring. Continue to mix in more red food coloring until you get the color you desire.