October 26, 2016

Super Simple Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars are the easiest way to prepare your favorite cookie and always feeds a crowd.

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I love sugar cookies! I love to decorate and bake them and let my kids get creative. Most times, however I do not have all day to mixup, roll out and decorate our favorite sugar cookies. Time and cleanliness are both major factors in our non baking days. My life changed when I found this recipe of sugar cookies in a pan.

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Rating: 51


  • Bar
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t almond extract
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 2 3/4 c flour
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • splash of milk
  • food coloring (optional)


  1. Bars:
  2. Combine butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in egg, almond extract and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated.
  5. With a floured knife, spread into greased and floured 12x17 sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Cool and frost.
  8. Frosting:
  9. Blend butter and cream cheese well.
  10. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  11. Add vanilla and a splash of milk to reach spreadable consistency.
  12. Stir in food coloring, if desired.
  13. Frost and decorate with sprinkles.
  14. Cut and serve.
  15. Recipe: Keeping up Cookbook

It literally takes 30 minutes to mix and bake and you have an entire 12×17 pan full of cookies. After they cool you frost them like brownies and can decorate them with sprinkles. You can bake these for any holiday because you can easily change the frosting color and add some fun sprinkles.

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My kids still help me select the frosting color a pour the sprinkles. I have even doubled the recipe and bake it in a cookie sheet! It works perfect and feeds a crowd.

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