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Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

One of everyone's favorite cookies in bar form - these soft Sugar Cookie Bars are simple and are topped with a delicious buttercream frosting that makes this dessert irresistible. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 351 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 12 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 3/4 cups flour

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 - 5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • food coloring
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and 12 oz. cream cheese until well blended and a bit frothy (a few minutes).

  3. Add the vanilla and almond extract and mix well.

  4. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and baking soda - mix well.

  5. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat for a few minutes. Pour into a large jelly roll pan (use parchment paper if desired) and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

  6. Once cake is cool - add frosting. To make, beat ½ cup butter and 4 oz. cream cheese until mixed well. Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Add to cookies. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.