Fact: I actually don’t love frosting.
I love the idea of frosting, but if you remember from this post my favorite birthday cake growing up was not really cake at all. My sister on the other hand is a frosting FIEND. She always wanted double whatever the amount of frosting a grown man could eat and then some.
You guys, Pioneer Woman has changed my mind on frosting, and there’s no turning back now.
When I was thinking of treats to make for my office I knew I wanted something with sugar cookies, but any sugar cookie recipe I’ve tried I haven’t really been in love with. Knowing that I love my PW cookbook, I quickly turned to the Angel Sugar Cookies page and made sure I had the ingredients.
I made a couple of alterations, namely adding more flour because of that whole altitude baking thing and making them into bars (lazy lazy) by pressing into a 9 x 13 pan and baking for 25 minutes at 350. Simple, delicious, and just fine on their own.
This frosting has changed my life. I wish I could claim the recipe as my own, but it’s not. I don’t care though…I would eat this stuff for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And snacks. It’s that good.
I added a 1 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the mix just to make the cookie bars extra fancy. And did it ever go over well! I took these to the office and they were gone in a matter of minutes!
The cookie bars were soft, tender, and perfectly sweet. The frosting is just SOOOOOOOO creamy and the richness from the peanut butter and chocolate really stand out. It’s not too sweet, but packs a ton of flavor. And that’s what frosting should be!
Confession: my meals up until dinner were a pound of brussels sprouts and 3 of these cookie bars.
Happy Friday y’all! We made it!