Super Simple Sugar Cookie Bars | Mimi, Mommy and Me: Super Simple Sugar Cookie Bars

May 14, 2014

Super Simple Sugar Cookie Bars

I made these Sugar Cookie Bars in a pinch. They were so easy, I just had to share them with you!

On Resurrection Sunday we were invited to a friend's house for a get together. I hate showing up to a host's house empty handed, but it was the night before the event and I still hadn't found the time to make something to bring.

I woke up to nurse my little Peanut at about 3 am and couldn't get back to sleep. I was lying in bed thinking of what to make in the short amount of time I would have the next morning.

I turned to Pinterest and one idea lead to another and after viewing what seemed like a hundred recipe ideas, I turned off my phone and went back to sleep.

The next morning I was ready as Peanut and I entered the kitchen for breakfast. I knew I wanted to make a bar cookie.

There is no scooping, cutting out, etc. with a bar cookie. Just smooth it in the pan and pop it in the oven.

I opened up a box of sugar cookie mix that I had in the cupboard. The side of the box said I could substitute melted butter for the softened butter.

I was all over that.

It's way easier to incorporate melted butter than softened butter. And since Peanut is scared of the electric mixer, melted butter was even that much more appealing, as I would have had to mix in the softened butter by hand.

I rolled out the dough directly onto my 9x13 cookie sheet, sprinkled sugar on top and put it in the oven for 7 minutes.

Once it was done I cut it into squares while still warm and left it in the pan to cool.

All-in-all, from start to finish, it probably only took me 15 minutes to make.

The best part? I didn't have to show up empty handed!

Oh, and Peanut and I each got to eat a cookie for breakfast. Yum!

Do you have a tried and true go to recipe for situations like this?  Please share!  I'd love to have a few back up options incase I don't have a box of sugar cookie mix in my cupboard next time. :)

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  1. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty!

  2. These sound delicious! You can't go wrong with a good cookie, right?! I will have to give these a try. :-)

  3. They are delicious. :) Thanks for the visit Bre!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing at our Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party. I hope you can join us this Wednesday night at 8:30 PM EST -Doree

  5. I don't normally make bar cookies, but it looks like a much easier way to make a large amount of cookies. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday Linky Party.

    1. It is easier and faster! Much more my pace with a little one underfoot. :) Thanks for visiting!

  6. I never make bar cookies, but what a great and fun idea! Julia

    1. They are great for making a lot of cookies in a limited amount of time. :)

  7. This looks great.
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I'm looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at for another installment of The Weekend Social.

  8. Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kid's Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post (or recipe) to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board


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