Cookie Bars

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. Hanna's vanilla pure extract
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
parchment paper

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and stir with a wire whisk to mix well. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread dough onto a greased or parchment paper 13 x 18 baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. The bars won’t look done so do the toothpick test. Cool completely and then frost.

Cream-Cheese Butter Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. Hanna's vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp. milk
food coloring (if desired)
Hanna's 4th of July sprinkles 

Combine butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments until combined, then add milk and mix until smooth and spreading consistency. Spread over cooled sugar cookie bars and sprinkle the Sprinkles on top!



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