Soft, thick sugar cookie bars topped with a creamy and sweet frosting and baked in a sheet pan. Perfect for a large crowd, potluck, picnic, or a party. Change up the frosting color and sprinkles for any Holiday or celebration.
In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda and stir with a whisk to combine. Add to the wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-15 min, until edges are light golden brown and the center looks pale & puffy and slightly undercooked. Mine usually take the full 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
For the frosting: Mix butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and almond extracts. Blend. Add powdered sugar in 1-2 cup increments until combined, then add milk a little at a time and mix until smooth and spreading consistency. Spread over cooled cookie bars.
I love the flavor of the almond extract in the frosting but I have also made it several times with all vanilla extract. Do whatever you prefer.
This frosting is supposed to be on the thicker side. As always, add more or less powdered sugar and milk depending on your desired consistency.