Bar Cookies, Cookies, dessert

Sugar Cookie Bars

sugar cookie bars

I can remember the first time I made these sugar cookie bars and posted them on my old blog.

I’m a huge fan of sugar cookies, but I keep my recipe to myself. It’s one I just don’t share. Maybe someday I will.

Doubtful.

I prefer my sugar cookies to be soft, chewy, and flavorful without the chalky flavor that some sugar cookies have.

But… I’ll admit… if I’m not in the mood to spend a good amount of time in the kitchen but want cookies, sugar cookies just aren’t my choice. They make a mess, some recipes require chilling time, and they require being frosted.

Just being real. You’d never know that frosting cookies isn’t my most favorite thing to do.

So now when you’re in the mood for a delicious sugar cookie, you can make these in a flash and they’re delish!

and….. you’re welcome.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl combine flour, salt and soda and gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Press dough into cookie sheet with greased hands. (spray your hands with cooking spray and press dough into pan)
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes. 15 minutes was perfect for me! They will be a beautiful golden brown around the edges when done.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely before Frosting.
Frosting Ingredient:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and just enough milk until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Frost cookie bars.
  4. DON’T FORGET SPRINKLES!

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Much Love,

Teauna

Cake, Chocolate, dessert

Chocolate Dream Cake

chocolate dream cake

Do you have one of those desserts that you just think of a lot?

This one is like that for me.

It seems like when people ask me to bring a dessert somewhere, this is the one that pops in my mind.

Not only is it super simple, but it is also a real crowd pleaser!

This is the perfect recipe to whip up quick for a delicious dessert for any get-together, potluck or simply just because it is so delicious!

Chocolate Dream Cake should become a staple recipe in every home, especially in the summer months.  Because it’s cooled, it seems even more satisfying when it’s warm outside and you’re enjoying a delicious cooled dessert.

 

Chocolate Dream Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix*, prepared as directed on box
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding, prepared as directed on box, PIE directions.
  • 1 8 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Mid-size container cool whip, thawed
  • Shaved chocolate (buy your favorite chocolate bar and grate the outside chocolate over the cake and eat the rest of the candy bar… you’re welcome. Or use chocolate sprinkles like these.)

Directions:

  1. Prepare chocolate cake as directed on box.
  2. Pour into greased 15×10 cookie sheet.
  3. Bake as directed and cool COMPLETELY.
  4. Prepare pudding as directed for PIE on the box. It usually takes 1/4 cup less milk to make it a thicker consistency.
  5.   Let the pudding set up.
  6.   Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar until nice and smooth.  Add pudding and whip together until combined well.  Spread over cooled cake.
  7. Spread container of cool whip over pudding layer.
  8. I like to put chocolate bars in the freezer then use a grater to grate chocolate or vegetable peeler to make curls up the side of the chocolate bar.  But chocolate sprinkles work well too!  Just use what you’ve got 🙂
  9. Chill until ready to serve.  Refrigerate any left overs! {Yeah… that’s funny around here too! }

*use a good quality chocolate cake mix.  I like Betty Crocker’s Triple Chocolate Fudge or German Chocolate. But there are a bunch of good ones out there.

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Much love,

Teauna