Can I tell you how awesome I am at not buying junk food while grocery shopping?
Can I tell you how not awesome I am at making something fattening?
Last night, I saw a recipe for Sugar Cookie Bars. (The recipe is smack in the middle of a post featuring oodles of other yummy looking bar cookies. Things like Marshmallow Blondies and Smores Cookies.) So of course, tonight, I had to make them. They were wonderful in a lot of ways. One of the things I like least in a cookie are sandy, dry cookies. Sugar cookies, when done wrong have a tendency towards the dry and sandy. These cookies are not that. They are slightly underdone but not in a bad way, just soft. My other gripe about sugar cookies is that they take forever to prepare. Even if you are not cutting out shapes, they still manage to be a time sucking project. Not so with bar cookies. And this recipe makes a large batch. I did two 8 x 12 pans full. I did mix some cardamon into my batter and made my frosting with lemon juice and lemon zest. The photo with the recipe shows a lot of frosting so I went that route but if I were to do it again, I use less. I thought the frosting almost overwhelmed the cookie. I let the kids decorate them so we had rainbow sprinkles on half and purple sugar on the other. (Mostly even but clumped up in a few spots. See the photo evidence.)
Butter, sugar, sprinkles, some footie pajamas...what more could a kid want.