Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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April 29, 2019
Bars
April 29, 2019

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 40 min

Buttery, chewy sugar cookie bars topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting are the perfect easy dessert. Top this sweet treat with fun sprinkles and enjoy!

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

You’ll love these super easy sugar cookie bars topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting! Sprinkle this sweet treat with fun sprinkles for a fun and festive dessert

easy sugar cookie bars with frosting and sprinkles

Sugar Cookie Bars

If you’re a sugar cookie person like me, then you’ll know the exact feeling I’m about to describe. The craving hits for a buttery, chewy, perfectly vanilla sugar cookie. What follows is a sense of dread…because sugar cookies are not exactly the easiest baked good to just whip up on a weeknight whim. That’s where these perfectly chewy and buttery sugar cookie bars come in. They’re the perfect lazy treat and taste just as good if not better than a cut out sugar cookie! You’re going to love these frosted sugar cookie bars.

sugar cookie bars cut into squares with sprinkles on top

How to make sugar cookie bars?

If you’ve never had sugar cookie bars, you’re in for a treat. Picture your favorite sugar cookie recipe in a fraction of the time. All you have to do is make a sugar cookie dough and bake it in a 8 x 8 square pan. Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. Slather on the best cream cheese frosting you’ll ever have and you’ve got yourself a cookie cake.

Which is exactly how I like to celebrate Mondays.

sugar cookie bars with cream cheese icing

Better than store bought sugar cookies?

Yes, yes, YES. And this is coming from a girl who grew up on boxed cake mixes.

I must admit, that I do still have a soft spot for those packaged flavors. My favorite recipe to make was taking a Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix and making it into what my sister and I called a “cookie cake.” It’s really the best of both worlds and was so delicious. We’d frost it with the store bought frosting from the can and top it with an insane amount of sprinkles.

Buttery, chewy sugar cookie bars topped wtih a dreamy cream cheese frosting are the perfect easy dessert. Top this sweet treat with fun sprinkles and enjoy!

But I must say, these dense, chewy, buttery, frosted sugar cookie bars are better. Maybe it’s just my refined adult palette, but I simply can’t eat frosting from a plastic container with a spoon anymore. It’s probably for the best, but damn do I have some good memories around it.

Buttery, chewy sugar cookie bars topped wtih a dreamy cream cheese frosting are the perfect easy dessert. Top this sweet treat with fun sprinkles and enjoy!

These frosted sugar cookie bars are seriously addicting and so so easy to make. If you’re craving that chewy, vanilla sugar cookie, but are feeling a little too lazy to roll the dough out and cut out shapes (no judgement from this girl), I highly recommend you whip these up.

I promise they’ll make this Monday improve significantly.

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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Buttery, chewy sugar cookie bars topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting are the perfect easy dessert. Top this sweet treat with fun sprinkles and enjoy!

Buttery, chewy sugar cookie bars topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting are the perfect easy dessert. Top this sweet treat with fun sprinkles and enjoy!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: bars
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: dessert
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: bars
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: dessert
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Ingredients

for the cookie bars

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk

for the cream cheese frosting

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

    for the cookie bars

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Fahrenheit. Line a 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. Using a stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until just combined. Add in the egg, milk, vanilla, and almond extract and beat well.
    2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the salt and flour, beating for about 1 minute. Transfer the cookie dough to your prepared pan, spreading all the way to the edges and smoothing out the top. Don’t worry too much about it being perfectly smooth, because it will soon be covered in frosting! Bake the bars for 20 to 30 minutes. You’ll want to take them out when the edges are golden brown, but the center of the bar is still gooey.

    for the frosting

    1. Place the room temperature butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer and beat well. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and salt and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    2. Once the cooke bars are cooled, Using an offset spatula, spread the frosting in an even layer over the cooled cookie bars. Sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles, cut into 16 squares and enjoy!

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  1. These were so good! I made them for a party and they were such a hit. I was all out of almond extract so I used extra vanilla.






  2. About to make these for the maybe 10th time. Always a hit. Lack of planning had me subbing crushed toasted almond in place of the sprinkles and all raved. Thanks so much, all of your recipes are fantastic.






  3. FYI:
    Attempting to print out your Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars. However, photo of bars does not come up AND a message indicating there is a printing error. I am able to print other recipes. Also able to print other things from other websites. Please check things on your end. I would appreciate you let me know what you find out on your end. Or send me the recipe via my email. Thank you. I appreciate your website & all the recipes. Happy New Year. Plz keep my info private.

    • Hi Lynn! Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately this error doesn’t show up on our end so I’m not sure what the issue is there. I’ve send you the recipe via email in the meantime 🙂

  4. so so good!! my family loved them! tbh i think these would be even better without the frosting so next time ill skip it. thank you for another amazing recipe!! 🙂






  5. These are THA BOMB! I subbed almond extract in icing bc I am obsessed! Loved the flavor! Will def be making these again!