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Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

Amazing Sugar Cookie Bars that are soft, fluffy and absolutely delicious! Half the work of traditional sugar cookies and taste just as good! Topped with a rich buttercream frosting to make the ultimate sweet treat! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookie bars
Servings: 24
Calories: 208
Author: Jamielyn Nye


For the Sugar Cookie Bars:

  • 2 1/2 cups baking flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • Food coloring (optional)

Optional: Sprinkles for topping


    For Sugar Cookie Bars:

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
    • With a mixer, combine butter, sugar and powdered sugar until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Pour in vanilla, eggs and sour cream and mix until combined. Then pour dry ingredients into this bowl and mix until combined.
    • Place mixture in a buttered 9×13 glass pan. Press down on dough with hands (or a piece of parchment paper) to smooth out the surface to avoid lumpiness. 
    • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not over cook.

    For Buttercream Frosting:

    • Combine ingredients in a large bowl and beat with a mixer for 2 minutes, or until fluffy. 
    • Once sugar cookie bars have cooled completely, pour frosting over top and spread evenly with a spatula. 
    • Optional: Top with sprinkles for a decorative touch! 



    Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg