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sugar cookie bars with pink frosting and sprinkles cut into bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

Thick, chewy Sugar Cookie Bars are topped with a sweet frosting and sprinkles! This is such an easy recipe that is perfect for literally any occasion!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars
Calories 271 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

for the cookie bars-

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour* fluffed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

for the frosting-

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • sprinkles if desired, for decoration

Instructions
 

Sugar Cookie Bars

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. (The parchments paper is for easy removal.)
  • Cream butter and sugar together (this just means stir together until it’s light and fluffy). Next stir in egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Scrape the sides of the bowl and stir again.
  • Then stir in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. It won’t look like a traditional dough at first, but if you grab a handful it should stick together and hold its shape.
  • Spread the dough evenly into the prepared dish and press down. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown! Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Frosting

  • Stir all frosting ingredients together until smooth and fluffy. Start by adding 3 tablespoons milk then add more until frosting is the desired consistency.
  • Spread over cooled cookie bars and add sprinkles if desired. Cut and serve.

Notes

*Everyone measures flour differently but I highly recommend fluffing it and spooning it into your measuring cup. Remember to level the tops too! This method ensures the right amount of flour it being added for soft chewy cookie bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 522IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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