Monday, December 10, 2012

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Bars

If you are looking for a gluten free bar recipe that tastes good...so good that you won't even miss the gluten...then look no farther my friends. These GLUTEN FREE Sugar Cookie Bars are moist and not grainy...you will love them...and your gluten free friends will LOVE you for making them!! They are quick and easy to make...you can dress them up to look festive...everyone will love them...what more could you ask for!?!

 

I have been making the gluten version of these bars for years....and you can find many recipes around the web.  Click here to see my post on them from a few years ago. 

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Bars

1 cup butter room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 cups Gluten Free flour mix...I used Better Batter
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking  soda

Frosting:

1/2 cup butter room temperature
1- 8 oz. block cream cheese room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons whipping cream - may need more
Food coloring
Sprinkles!!!

{add a thick layer of frosting and sprinkles too}
 
Directions: Cookie Bars: Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy. Beat the eggs into the mixture - adding one at a time. Add both extracts and mix thoroughly. In another bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add flour mixture, slowly to the butter and sugar mixture and beat until just combined. Press the dough into an even layer in your lined pan. Bake for 12-16 minutes. The bars should be golden brown on the edges. Remove from oven and let cool.

{I didn't get to share these this fall when I had intended too...
so if you make them now..of course use Christmas colored sprinkles!!! }

Frosting: Place butter into the bowl and cream cheese in bowl and beat on medium high until there are no lumps. Add vanilla extract, almond extract, salt and powdered sugar. Beat until combined. Add cream 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until fluffy and smooth.Add cream until you obtain your desired consistency.  Add food coloring. Frost and add sprinkles (because...you know..they are fun! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and PLEASE leave me a comment so I know you were here..I would love to return the visit. :)

 

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5 sweet chicks commented here:

Kaitlin @ Homemaker Design said...

HI! Just hopped over from Cow Pies and Mud Pies - I'm going to have to try this recipe - I have recently gone gluten free and with three small kids (one of which has to be gluten free too) I'm looking for ways to include traditional foods that are GF. This looks good!

Cindy Gordon said...

These look heavenly! I can't make to make them! YUMMO! My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe and any others at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! It doesn't mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! :) Many recipes are naturally gluten free.
Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the "glutenfree bloggers" tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy :)

celiackiddo said...

They look so pretty with those colorful sprinkles! I know my daughter would love these :)
-Dana

Cindy Gordon said...


Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

Be sure to check out the winning entry this week for our Better Batter Giveaway! The winner will be announced Thursday evening!


See you there!

Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

Cindy Gordon said...

I am very happy to feature this recipe as one of the favorites at Gluten Free Fridays! We have a "I've been featured" button located on our "Gluten Free Fridays" tab and we'd love it if you'd add it to your post or blog! Thanks for sharing your glutenfree post!
Cindy

You can find your button here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-fridays/