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Sugar Cookie Bars

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.38

$0.38 per serving

7969 people like this recipe

7,969 likes

This recipe is ready in 22 minutes

Ready in 22 minutes

15 christmas,vegetarian,popular,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:16%

Spoonacular Score: 16%

 

Need a vegetarian dessert? Sugar Cookie Bars could be an amazing recipe to try. One serving contains 353 calories, 3g of protein, and 11g of fat. For 38 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of baking powder, sugar, vanilla, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. 7969 people have made this recipe and would make it again. It is perfect for Christmas. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 22 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 21%. This score is rather bad. Similar recipes include Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars, Sugar Cookie Bars, and Sugar Cookie Bars.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps baking powder
baking powder
5 Tbs
5 Tbs butter
butter
1 large
1 large egg
egg
2.5 cups
2.5 cups flour
flour
3 drops
3 drops food coloring
food coloring
3 Tbs
3 Tbs milk
milk
4 cups
4 cups powdered sugar
powdered sugar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
2 Tbs
2 Tbs sour cream
sour cream
1 cup
1 cup sugar
sugar
0.5 cups
0.5 cups unsalted butter
unsalted butter
1 Tbs
1 Tbs vanilla
vanilla
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
0.5 tsps baking powder
0.5 tsps
baking powder
5 Tbs butter
5 Tbs
butter
1 large egg
1 large
egg
2.5 cups flour
2.5 cups
flour
3 drops food coloring
3 drops
food coloring
3 Tbs milk
3 Tbs
milk
4 cups powdered sugar
4 cups
powdered sugar
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
2 Tbs sour cream
2 Tbs
sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 cup
sugar
0.5 cups unsalted butter
0.5 cups
unsalted butter
1 Tbs vanilla
1 Tbs
vanilla
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
spatula
spatula
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
spatula
spatula
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Like Mother, Like Daughter

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.38
Ingredient
½ teaspoons baking powder
5 Tbs butter
1 large egg
2.5 cups flour
3 drops food coloring
3 Tbs milk
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs sour cream
1 cup sugar
½ cups unsalted butter
1 Tb vanilla
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Price
$0.02
$0.61
$0.31
$0.42
$0.05
$0.06
$1.54
$0.16
$0.28
$0.97
$0.97
$0.31
$5.70

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.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • 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.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

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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

  • 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.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • 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.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

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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.

  • Food coloring can definitely make food more attractive, but if you prefer to go the natural route, many colors can be created with the use of fruits, vegetables, spices, etc. Experiment with berries for pinks, reds, and purples, carrots for orange, turmeric for yellow, and so on.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
353 Calories
2g Protein
10g Total Fat
61g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
353
18%

Fat
10g
17%

  Saturated Fat
6g
42%

Carbohydrates
61g
21%

  Sugar
45g
50%

Cholesterol
41mg
14%

Sodium
121mg
5%

Alcohol
0.39g
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
6%

Selenium
8µg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Folate
40µg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Manganese
0.15mg
7%

Vitamin A
342IU
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Iron
1mg
6%

Phosphorus
48mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.35mg
2%

Fiber
0.57g
2%

Calcium
21mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.31µg
2%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.18mg
2%

Potassium
56mg
2%

Zinc
0.23mg
2%

Magnesium
5mg
1%

Vitamin B12
0.07µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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