Sweet Short Cut

Do you love sugar cookies, but hate the amount of time it takes to make them? Jeez, by the time we make the dough, chill it, roll it, cut it with cookie cutters, bake them, and finally… deep breath…frost them, we’re over it! Not really, but you get the point! What if we told you there’s a way to get all of this done in a fraction of time? Frosted sugar cookies in bar form are ingenious and essential for this busy Saturday. Cut out some time this weekend and give these a try. No pun intended!

Ingredients
1stick butter flavored Crisco
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1bcup white chocolate M&Ms
I jar vanilla frosting

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large 13×18″ pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together Crisco and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
Gradually add in the flour, about a cup at a time, and the baking soda and salt until fully incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate chips and white M&Ms.
Spread the dough into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the edges begin to slightly pull away from the pan and the top is lightly golden and set. Cool the bars completely in the pan.
Once bars are cool, frost with vanilla frosting. Cut into bars and serve.

* recipe adapted from The Domestic Rebel

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