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These sugar cookie bars are thick, sweet and topped with a creamy frosting! They are so yummy and completely addictive. Fun to change up the frosting color and sprinkles for different occasions!

These sugar cookie bars are thick, sweet and topped with a creamy frosting! They are so yummy and completely addictive. Fun to change up the frosting color and sprinkles for different occasions!

 I know you all have probably seen a recipe for sugar cookie bars on Pinterest and all over the internet. Apparently sugar cookie bars are all the rage right now. Which is pretty exciting if you LOVE sugar cookie bars like I do!

  All the recipes I have seen are a bit different. My version of sugar cookie bars have powdered sugar & white sugar in the dough instead of all white sugar. I LOVE the texture, flavor, and softness that the powdered sugar adds. These ones also call for half butter and half vegetable or canola oil; which, surprisingly, makes the bars so flaky and soft.

These sugar cookie bars are thick, sweet and topped with a creamy frosting! They are so yummy and completely addictive. Fun to change up the frosting color and sprinkles for different occasions!

 Sugar cookie bars just happen to be my weakness. For real. My kids love them but we don’t make them often because they’re so addicting and so hard to eat just one.

When we do make them it’s usually for birthday parties, Holidays, potlucks, picnics so that way I can get them out of the house. We love making these with green & red frosting for Christmas with sprinkles. Pastel colors for Easter with spring sprinkles. Orange for Halloween with coordinating sprinkles. Red, White, & Blue for 4th of July. So many options!

These sugar cookie bars are thick, sweet and topped with a creamy frosting! They are so yummy and completely addictive. Fun to change up the frosting color and sprinkles for different occasions!

 I mean, seriously! SO YUMMY! That frosting is my favorite. I’m normally not a fan of frosting because it’s usually sickly sweet. This frosting, however, is not overly sweet because it has sour cream in it. Which might sound odd, but I promise it’s so good and is the perfect match for the sweet sugar cookie bars. 

These sugar cookie bars are thick, sweet and topped with a creamy frosting! They are so yummy and completely addictive. Fun to change up the frosting color and sprinkles for different occasions!

Enjoy friends! Thanks for stopping by.

Nutrition

Calories

726 cal

Fat

21 g

Carbs

125 g

Protein

12 g
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Sugar Cookie Bars

These sugar cookie bars are thick, sweet and topped with a creamy frosting! They are so yummy and completely addictive. Fun to change up the frosting color and sprinkles for different occasions!

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Ingredients

    sugar cookie bars
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • sugar topping (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • frosting
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk or cream

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, combine butter, oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar and blend until combined and creamy.
  • Add egg, water and vanilla and mix until well combined
  • Add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and blend on low speed until combined
  • Spread cookie dough mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of sugar over the uncooked bars BEFORE placing them in the oven (optional but really good).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until edges are just barely turning a light brown.
  • Let cool completely before frosting.
  • TO MAKE FROSTING: Mix butter, sour cream, and powdered sugar together with a blender. Add in the milk or cream until smooth and thick but still spreadable. Spread over bars.

Notes

Keep leftovers in the fridge. These bars soften up if left out in room temperature for too long. I like to make them ahead of time, if they are for an event, and then keep the frosted sugar cookie bars in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.

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10 Comments

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    Heidi B
    January 29, 2016 at 10:19 pm I just made these and they are not sweet at all. They taste nothing like a sugar cookie...they just taste like flour. Maybe the slightest undertone of a sugar cookie. The texture was great and the frosting pretty good.
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      Together As Family
      January 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm Hi Heidi. I'm sorry to hear they didn't turn out for you. I just rechecked the recipe on the post to make sure I typed it out correct, and it is. Not sure what to tell you, maybe more sugar? I have not tried doing that. If you want a sugar cookie bar that is really sweet try this one https://www.pinterest.com/pin/229754018462777386/ . I have made it several times and love it. I half the recipe so it fits into a 9x13 pan, otherwise the full recipe is for a cookie sheet size. Hope that helps. So sorry, and thanks for coming back to leave your comment :)
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    Lois
    March 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm Hi. Have you ever made these ahead to freeze? How did they hold up?
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      Together As Family
      March 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm Hi Lois. I've never made them ahead of time to freeze. I honestly am not sure if they would still have the same soft texture?? With 3 kids and the husband, nothing ever lasts long enough to freeze around here :) so I don't have much experience with freezing stuff. Sorry I can't be of more help. You could always try it and see??
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    Amy
    February 9, 2017 at 11:56 am I made these for my daughter's birthday. They were amazing and super easy to make! I cheated and just threw some store bought frosting on top. Maybe the person who had it not work out forgot one of the sugars, since there is regular sugar and powdered sugar in this recipe. I super loved these and will definitely be making them again thanks!
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      Together As Family
      February 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm Thanks Amy! These are so good. And soft! Yea, with the two sugars in the recipe it could be easy to get confused. So glad you loved them.
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    Denvergal
    March 31, 2018 at 2:16 pm Fyi: link on Pintrest for this recipe is blocked now for inappropriate content. I love the cookie recipe. So much easier than rolling and cutting out shapes. Thanks!
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      Together As Family
      April 5, 2018 at 8:13 pm Thank you for letting me know. Pinterest blocked my pins for several days because someone reported them as spam.... it is fixed now so everything should work. Fingers crossed! So happy you love these sugar cookie bars. They are easily in my top 5 favorite desserts.
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    Anna
    March 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm Hello! I would like to make these for an Easter brunch. But the only 9x13 dish I have is a deep sided Le Creuset casserole dish. would this work? https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/le-creuset-heritage-stoneware-rectangular-covered-casserole/?pkey=s%7Cle%20creuset%20casserole%7C17
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