Apple Pie Sugar Cookie Bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups diced , peeled apples
Cinnamon Frosting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease or line a 13x18 in baking sheet.
  3. Start by creaming together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in your mixer.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing in between each addition.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda and spices.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the butter/egg mixture in 1 cup increments, mixing well after each addition.
  8. Add apples and mix until just combined.
  9. Spread dough on to the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
For the frosting
  1. Combine all of the ingredients and beat on low until mixed.
  2. Once everything is combined, increase your mixer speed to medium high.
  3. Beat frosting for 3 minutes.
  4. Spread frosting over cooled bars, cut and serve!