Have you been wondering where the heck I went? Me too. Well....my computer basically crashed and I had a heart attack. Not good stuff. For my birthday (this past December) Mr. Schwartz bought me a new MacBook Pro. Super shiny, tons of memory and lightning fast. Until this weekend when it took a huge crapper and wouldn't even start. Ummm not okay.
I spent an hour on the phone with Apple and had to reinstall basically everything. Gross. I hate that stuff--I have no idea what any of it means. All I can say is that it is working--kinda now. iPhoto is still pretty sketchy as in it doesn't let me upload ANY new photos. Food blogger not able to upload photos = nothing. Boo. Back to Apple to whine.
In the meantime, luckily I have a recipe to share...from a looong time ago. These sugar cookie bars are pretty wonderful. I would be a happier girl if one of you made them and brought them to me while I whined to Apple. I'm just saying.
Musical Selection: Anything But Mine by: Kenny Chesney. The epitome of a summer song..since summer is right around the corner.
Sugar Cookie Bars
For the Cookie
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs mixing after each addition. Add the vanilla, mix again.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Add this gradually to the butter and sugar mixture just until it comes together. Don't over mix.
Press the dough into a large greased 13x18 inch jelly roll pan. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or just until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
Take out of the oven and let cool for at least 45 minutes. Then make the frosting (below)
For The Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons or so of milk
Cream the butter and shortening together in a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer). Gradually add the powdered sugar until it is combined. Slowly add the milk until you reach your desired consistency.
Let the bars cool for at least 45 minutes (or the frosting will be a melty mess) and frost.
Cut and enjoy
Recipe from: here