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Softest Sugar Cookie Bars {Made with Zulka Pure Cane Sugar!}

sugarcookiebarssIf you live on Planet Earth, you probably know what a sugar cookie is, am I right?

Those tender, delectable cookies made of — duh, sugar — and creamed butter, baked up nice and golden?  Soft & chewy, occasionally with the crisped up edges.  Or rolled out and decorated beautifully in adorable characters or shapes.  The sugar cookie is pretty dang versatile and popular, which is why you probably knew everything I just said, smartypants.

But do you guys know what Zulka Sugar is?  Zulka Sugar is a family-owned company dedicated to producing natural sugar through environmentally-friendly & responsible cane production.  Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar, the most popular (and the one used in these bars) is minimally processed and comes straight from freshly-harvested sugar canes.  Because Zulka Sugar is never refined, you can taste the freshness, quality and real flavor and properties of the sugar cane naturally without all the additional processing.  The result is a better-tasting sugar that is sure to make any dish stand out (sweet!).  Plus, it’s GMO-free and overall has a better taste and texture than regular table sugar.  It’s pretty much like a super ninja sugar, if you ask me.

DSC_0419APlus, Zulka now comes in new varieties, like Brown Sugar (YES PLEASE!), Powdered Sugar (perfect for buttercream!) and their special Picante Sugar, for those of us who are sweet and spicy.  But today, the main star of this sweet treat is, of course, Zulka’s Morena Pure Cane Sugar.  Guys — you really have to taste these bars to believe it, but they are SO delicious when made with Zulka!  You can really taste the hearty, natural & rich difference that pure, unprocessed cane sugar has which is important since these bars are SUGAR after all! :)

Soooooooo I don’t know what you’re waiting for.  Whyyyy aren’t you making these yet?!

DSC_0417A*slightly adapted from Six Sister’s Stuff 

5.0 from 4 reviews

Softest Sugar Cookie Bars {Made with Zulka Pure Cane Sugar!}
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Recipe type: Bars
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Serves: 48
 
If you love sugar cookies but hate the hassle of rolling them out or individually decorating them, then you’ll flip for these easy Sugar Cookie Bars! You won’t believe how soft and chewy they are and how great they taste when made with Zulka Pure Cane Sugar!
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cups rainbow sprinkles or jimmies
  • Vanilla Buttercream (either homemade or canned works just fine!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a large 13×18″ pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  3. Gradually add in the flour, about a cup at a time, and the baking soda and salt until fully incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate chips and a large heaping of the jimmies.
  4. Spread the dough into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the edges begin to slightly pull away from the pan and the top is lightly golden and set. Cool the bars completely in the pan.
  5. Once bars are cool, frost the bars with desired buttercream (canned or homemade, if you’d like). Sprinkle copiously with remaining jimmies or non-pareils. Cut into bars and serve!

DSC_0421AMy mom is a HUGE sugar cookie fan and requests I make them all the time.  However, I haaaaate rolling out the dough, cutting it into shapes and spending all that time icing and decorating.  It’s an all-day project and ain’t nobody got time for dat. These Softest Sugar Cookie Bars are the perfect time-saving solution for when you get a sugar cookie craving.  My mom loved these and everyone agreed that we noticed a better tasting product thanks to Zulka Pure Cane Sugar!

DSC_0424ATo find out more about Zulka, be sure to visit their website for recipes & more!  You can also connect with them on Pinterest,Facebook & Twitter.  Juuuuust sayin’, these would make a fabulous and FAST last-minute Valentine’s Day gift!

Have a scrumptious day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, I was generously provided with some Zulka Sugar to review.  The recipe and my opinions are entirely my own and I was not otherwise compensated for this post. 

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Comments

  1. Oh my word these look awesome. I love cookie bars, means more time for TV!! Pinning these beauties :)

  2. Do you know I have never made sugar cookie bars, I want to tho cuz damn I love a good sugar cookie esp when it is frosted!? Get in to my big ol belly! I could eat the whole pan ;)

  3. Omgosh I LOOOVE Zulka and I am sooo stoked they make brown sugar now!!

  4. I always avoid making sugar cookies because they take so long and make such a mess. This looks like a great idea! Thanks.

  5. I love sugar cookies, sprinkles and Zulka sugar! In other words, you’re killing it with this blog post, girl. These sugar cookie bars are gorgeous – like a birthday party in the mouth! Sooooo pretty!

  6. These look AWESOME. I love all the sprinkles, and they look like they’d just melt in my mouth. Pinned!

  7. Oh wow I want to take a big ol’ bite out of one of those. And by one I mean several.

  8. Yummy! The gorgeous pictures almost satisfy my sweet tooth!

  9. These look SERIOUSLY AMAZING! Eeeeeeek! I want to make some of these NOW! They are so cute, colorful and fun!

  10. Those are some awesome looking bars! I want to sink my teeth into them!

  11. For hungry Australian readers, what is the gram amount of butter you used? ‘Sticks of butter’ don’t exist over here!
    Can’t wait to make these :)

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Hi Rosie! Sorry — I need to start putting grams up as well for my international readers! I found this online tool and I’m hoping it’s accurate, but it appears that two American sticks of butter would equal 226.81 grams. For reference (and in case it’s wrong which I’m hoping it isn’t!) ONE stick of butter equals 1/2 cup, or 8 Tablespoons. Here’s the link I used in case you’d like to check it out yourself: http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/butter_converter.html Thanks, Rosie! :)

  12. I’m convinced your brain is half made up of sprinkles. And I love it. And I want to take a big bite. These sugar cookie bars will have to do, though! They look super crazy amazing, Hayley!

  13. Laurie Duffy says:

    I love the natural sugar but the sprinkles kinda let me down. How bout some more natural options :) http://www.thereynoldsmom.com/2012/12/maggies-naturals-natural-food-coloring.html

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