Christmas Tree Squares
These frosted sugar cookie bars are quick to make and travel well if you are on the go this holiday season.
40 min.prep time
60 min.total time
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine sugar, 2/3 cup butter, milk, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Spread mixture into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and almond extract in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting; set aside. Spread remaining frosting over cooled bars. Cut into 48 bars.
Tint half of reserved frosting with red food color and other half with green food color. Pipe tree design in center of each square, alternating red and green trees every other bar.
To pipe the Christmas tree design on each bar, use pastry bag and decorating tip #4 or place frosting in small resealable plastic food bag. Snip small hole in one corner of bag to pipe.