Sugar Cookie Bars with Buttercream Frosting taste just like classic cutouts but are ready in a fraction of the time. Soft, chewy and topped with fluffy frosting, these simple bars let you bypass the rolling pin for a spatula. Decorate them with sprinkles and enjoy the delicious combination of sugar cookies and bars.
Christmas songs are all the same. If I hear one more slow-paced tune about a brooding man missing pumpkin pie and their better halves, I’m gonna lose it. Want a window into the soul of the male species? Listen to a holiday record. In three seconds you’ll find out that men only care about two things: food and women who can make them food.
Even Nat King Cole, a crooner with one of the most extraordinary voices in history, recorded a song about chestnuts. I’m supposed to believe there wasn’t anything better for a hall of famer to sing about than an overpriced nut you can’t even peel open unless it’s on a flaming fire for 15 minutes?
There’s been 74 years of musical hype about roasting chestnuts on an open fire yet I had no freaking clue what the fuss was for. Nostalgia was my guess, but the answer was actually a near-death experience. I’m satisfied with that outcome; my sister, not so much.
Long (yet seemingly hilarious) story short, I finally tried my hand at roasting chestnuts. Evidently my hand did something wrong because chestnuts started exploding in a frenzy then one flew across the room like a missile-guided rocket and hit its intended target: my sister’s neck.
On the positive side, she had enough Captain Morgan in her system to offset the pain of a 500 degree nut searing her skin. Plus I had the foresight to get her a new turtleneck for Christmas. Basically, it’s like the nutty incident never even happened. My sister doesn’t agree with my logic so, to smooth over her blistering burns, I’m making her a batch of sugar cookie bars.
All things considered, buttercream frosted sugar cookie bars are a great peace offering. They’re soft, chewy and the fastest way to make amends with my sailor-cussing sis. For the taste of sugar cookie cutouts with only a fraction of the work, this yummy recipe is a tried-and-true favorite of chestnut-maimed siblings.