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Sugar Cookie Bars

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.23

$0.23 per serving

30 people like this recipe

30 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

15 christmas,vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:14%

Spoonacular Score: 14%

 

You can never have too many dessert recipes, so give Sugar Cookie Bars a try. This recipe serves 15 and costs 22 cents per serving. Watching your figure? This vegetarian recipe has 207 calories, 3g of protein, and 10g of fat per serving. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. A few people made this recipe, and 30 would say it hit the spot. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Christmas. If you have baking powder, flour, vanillan extract, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 19%. This score is not so super. Try Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars, Sugar Cookie Bars, and Sugar Cookie Bars for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 tsp
1 tsp baking powder
baking powder
0.75 cups
0.75 cups butter
butter
2 large
2 large eggs
eggs
2.25 cups
2.25 cups flour
flour
0.75 cups
0.75 cups granulated sugar
granulated sugar
0.5 Tbsps
0.5 Tbsps lemon zest
lemon zest
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps milk
milk
0.25 cups
0.25 cups powdered sugar
powdered sugar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp
baking powder
0.75 cups butter
0.75 cups
butter
2 large eggs
2 large
eggs
2.25 cups flour
2.25 cups
flour
0.75 cups granulated sugar
0.75 cups
granulated sugar
0.5 Tbsps lemon zest
0.5 Tbsps
lemon zest
3 Tbsps milk
3 Tbsps
milk
0.25 cups powdered sugar
0.25 cups
powdered sugar
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Mels Kitchen Café

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.23
Ingredient
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cups butter
2 larges eggs
2.25 cups flour
¾ cups granulated sugar
½ tablespoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons milk
¼ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Price
$0.03
$1.46
$0.62
$0.38
$0.21
$0.25
$0.06
$0.10
$0.30
$3.39

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
209 Calories
3g Protein
10g Total Fat
26g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
209
10%

Fat
10g
16%

  Saturated Fat
6g
38%

Carbohydrates
26g
9%

  Sugar
12g
14%

Cholesterol
52mg
18%

Sodium
171mg
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
6%

Selenium
8µg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Folate
38µg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Manganese
0.13mg
7%

Vitamin A
329IU
7%

Phosphorus
58mg
6%

Iron
1mg
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Calcium
25mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.36µg
2%

Vitamin E
0.36mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.22mg
2%

Fiber
0.53g
2%

Potassium
65mg
2%

Copper
0.03mg
2%

Zinc
0.25mg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2%

Magnesium
5mg
1%

Vitamin B6
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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