Sugar cookie bars

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These bars are buttery and just lightly sweetened. They are almost like a shortbread cookie but have a doughy sugar cookie center.

 

12 tablespoons room temperature butter

3/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, almond extract, salt, and baking powder. Remove from the mixer and hand mix in the flour until just combined.

Press the mixture into a prepared 9×13 baking pan. Add sprinkles. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes until the edges are light brown and the center is set. The center will curve outward slightly when done. Do not over bake. Cool 10 minutes and then cut into squares while in the pan. Allow to cool about an hour before removing the bars from the pan.

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