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!

Happy Monday muffins! After that exhausting episode of Game of Thrones last night (No spoilers. I promise), I’m feeling pretty drained. Something about watching an intense battle for 1.5 hours will do that to you. And what’s the best thing to make when you’re lazy? Frosted sugar cookie bars.

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!

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.

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!

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

  • 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 white sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

for the cream cheese frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 23 tablespoons of 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, 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!

12 comments

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Hi Sarah,

Your directions call for milk in the frosting but it is not listed in the ingredients list.

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments.

Have a great day.

Best Regards,
Bill

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Woops! Typo on our part–should be fixed now!

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The typo has not been fixed can you please let us know about the milk?

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Hey Diana. Not sure if there’s a lag on the site because I see it on my end! Hopefully this goes through for you, but we used 2 -3 tablespoons of milk!

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These look AMAZING!! My mouth is watering 😍

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They are SO SO good. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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Just made these, had to guess on the amount of milk needed because it didnt state. Will let you know!

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No, there is still no measurement for the amount of milk needed to make the icing as of 4/29/19

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Hey Silver. Not sure if there’s a lag on the site because I see it on my end. Hopefully this goes through for you, but we used 2 -3 tablespoons of milk.

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Almost couldn’t handle GOT last night! Such an awesome episode and can’t wait to see where they go from here!

Anywho, gorgeous pictures and these bars sound incredible. I think my two kiddos will surely love these! Pinned!

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Thank you so much for this recipe. I made these & was so happy I did. They are moist sugar cookie bottom but low in behold that beautiful creamy frosting just hits you with all its goodness.

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So happy too hear you liked these!

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