December 7, 2012

Sugar Cookie Squares

If you have young children then you have probably made cut out sugar cookies to decorate around the Christmas time. My kids love decorating sugar cookies for Santa, it is cute to listen to them talk about which one he will eat first, which one he will share with his elves or maybe even give to the reindeer.

Sugar cookies are yummy but sometimes they come out too hard, too thin or lacking flavor. The recipe I came across online has not only turned out to be a super easy recipe but didn't require a floured surface to roll out the dough on!! They came out full of flavor and super moist. I will be using this recipe for future sugar cookie cravings.....but of course if the kids "want" to roll out cookies for Santa I won't stop them!!

Sugar Cookie Squares

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
1 1/2 TBS plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 375F 
Grease a 13x9 with nonstick cooking spray

Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add both the whole egg and egg white, vanilla extract and yogurt; mix until ingredients are incorporated. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture; stir just until combine and dough comes together. **Do not over mix**
With lightly greased hands, press dough evenly into the prepared baking pan.

Bake 20 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. 
**the top should not be brown, just the edges**

Now you can either leave the cookie in your baking pan to frost and cut into squares or you can let it cool about 15 minutes and then remove from baking pan to frost and cut. 

***next time I make these I am going to try to cut out shapes AFTER it comes out of the oven, I think it might work since the dough holds its shape well when cutting with a knife.....I will re-post an update once we give it a try***


  1. Hey, how did that contest go that we voted on for this recipe? Did ya win???

    1. I did win....YAY :-)....and my recipe was featured on Christina's blog: