Sugar Cookie Bars
½ cup shortening (I like butter flavor)
½ cup Light Karo Syrup or Honey
½ +2 tbsp white sugar
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
⅛ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder (yes I said 4)
½ tsp baking soda
4 cups all purpose flour
½ cup softened butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp cream, half and half or canned milk
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Grease and flour a 10x15x1 cookie sheet
Cream together, shortening, karo or honey, sugar
Add egg and milk until thouroughly blended
Add baking powder, salt, baking soda and vanilla, mix
Add flour slowly, mix until combined
Scoop dough out on to greased and floured cookie sheet. It will be thick and difficult to spread. I have found it best to put a plastic bag on my hand and spray it with cooking spray. Then I use my covered hand to press the dough down until it is evenly spread in the pan.
Bake at 425 degrees for 7-8 minutes. They will puff up. You do not want to over cook. Remember they will continue cooking slightly in the pan. Mine took 7 minutes in my oven.
Cool completely and frost with frosting recipe above.