Decorated Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

Decorated Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars takes roughly 45 minutes from beginning to end. One portion of this dish contains about 8g of protein, 21g of fat, and a total of 682 calories. For $2.25 per serving, this recipe covers 25% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 35. A couple people really liked this hor d'oeuvre. 17 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up egg, granulated sugar, m&m's, and a few other things to make it today. It will be a hit at your Christmas event. It is brought to you by Laurens Latest. Overall, this recipe earns a good spoonacular score of 67%. Decorated Sugar Cookie Cutouts, Decorated Christmas Cutout Cookies, and The One and Only Christmas Sugar Cookie are very similar to this recipe.

Servings: 35

 

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp pure almond extract

2 tsp baking powder

2 sticks butter, cold & cut into chunks

1-16 oz. can chocolate frosting

edible snowflake decorations

1 egg

coarse granulated sugar sprinkles

1-8 oz. Green Decorating Icing with tips (Wilton Brand)

1-8 oz. Red Decorating Icing with tips (Wilton Brand)

Mini M&M's

pretzel rods

Regular sized M&M's

small black sprinkles

red & green holiday sprinkles

small red sprinkles

3 c unbleached, all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

2-16 oz. cans vanilla frosting

1 c vanilla sugar

Equipment:

bowl

oven

frying pan

butter knife

Cooking instruction summary:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a small bowl stir flour and baking powder together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg, extracts and vanilla bean. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients.Press dough into lightly greased half sheet pan 18x13 to create an even layer. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Cool completely. Using 1 can of vanilla frosting, cover the cookie bars with a thin layer. Score the top to create 35 rectangles (6x5) to help with decorating and creating even cookie creations.FOR SANTA: using the Red Decorating Icing, pipe the entire length of one row of cookies to create the red portion of Santa's hat, like you're writing wide upside down U's. Fill a disposable icing bag with vanilla frosting and cut off the tip. Using circular motions, pipe white icing along the red hat border to create Santa's curly white hair. Create two rows. Using this same circular motion, pipe along the bottom edge of the cookie to create Santa's beard. Pipe on white mustaches. Add a red sprinkle or red mini M&M for the noses and two black sprinkles for the eyes. Sprinkle coarse granulated sugar over the hair.FOR RUDOLPH: Fill disposable icing bag with chocolate frosting and cut off the end. Pipe upside down U shapes onto each rectangle and fill in. Using a butter knife, spread frosting around to remove piping lines. Add either two brown mini M&M's or two black sprinkles for the eyes and red M&M's for the noses. Break apart pretzel rods and create antlers.FOR TREES: Using either the round or start tip, pipe green frosting into triangles and fill in. Sprinkle with red & green holiday sprinkles OR mini M&M's. Add yellow mini M&M on top of each tree. Break apart pretzel rods to create tree stump.FOR SNOWMEN: Using the white frosting, pipe figure 8's onto each rectangle and fill in. Pipe a red scarf using the red frosting with either the round or star tip. Add two black sprinkles for the eyes and an orange mini M&M for the noses. Optionally: add three black sprinkles or two brown mini M&M's as buttons, edible snowflakes and coarse granulated sugar sprinkles as snow along the bottom.

 

Step by step:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a small bowl stir flour and baking powder together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg, extracts and vanilla bean. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients.Press dough into lightly greased half sheet pan 18x13 to create an even layer.

2. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Cool completely. Using 1 can of vanilla frosting, cover the cookie bars with a thin layer. Score the top to create 35 rectangles (6x

3. to help with decorating and creating even cookie creations.FOR SANTA: using the Red Decorating Icing, pipe the entire length of one row of cookies to create the red portion of Santa's hat, like you're writing wide upside down U's. Fill a disposable icing bag with vanilla frosting and cut off the tip. Using circular motions, pipe white icing along the red hat border to create Santa's curly white hair. Create two rows. Using this same circular motion, pipe along the bottom edge of the cookie to create Santa's beard. Pipe on white mustaches.

4. Add a red sprinkle or red mini M&M for the noses and two black sprinkles for the eyes. Sprinkle coarse granulated sugar over the hair.FOR RUDOLPH: Fill disposable icing bag with chocolate frosting and cut off the end. Pipe upside down U shapes onto each rectangle and fill in. Using a butter knife, spread frosting around to remove piping lines.

5. Add either two brown mini M&M's or two black sprinkles for the eyes and red M&M's for the noses. Break apart pretzel rods and create antlers.FOR TREES: Using either the round or start tip, pipe green frosting into triangles and fill in. Sprinkle with red & green holiday sprinkles OR mini M&M's.

6. Add yellow mini M&M on top of each tree. Break apart pretzel rods to create tree stump.FOR SNOWMEN: Using the white frosting, pipe figure 8's onto each rectangle and fill in. Pipe a red scarf using the red frosting with either the round or star tip.

7. Add two black sprinkles for the eyes and an orange mini M&M for the noses. Optionally: add three black sprinkles or two brown mini M&M's as buttons, edible snowflakes and coarse granulated sugar sprinkles as snow along the bottom.


Nutrition Information:

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681k Calories
7g Protein
20g Total Fat
121g Carbs
16% Health Score
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Calories
681k
34%

Fat
20g
32%

  Saturated Fat
9g
62%

Carbohydrates
121g
41%

  Sugar
75g
84%

Cholesterol
23mg
8%

Sodium
423mg
18%

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Protein
7g
16%

Folate
408µg
102%

Manganese
1mg
99%

Iron
15mg
84%

Zinc
5mg
36%

Vitamin B2
0.53mg
31%

Fiber
6g
28%

Vitamin B1
0.39mg
26%

Vitamin B3
5mg
26%

Vitamin B12
1µg
25%

Vitamin B6
0.51mg
25%

Phosphorus
200mg
20%

Calcium
153mg
15%

Vitamin A
735IU
15%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Magnesium
46mg
12%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Vitamin D
1µg
7%

Potassium
252mg
7%

Vitamin K
4µg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.37mg
4%

covered percent of daily need
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