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 Thanks to the delicious blend of flavors, these Soft & chewy sugar cookie bars will be gone in minutes.These Soft, thick sugar cookie bars topped with a creamy and sweet frosting and baked in a sheet pan. Perfect for a potluck, picnic, or a party. It’s the amazing Sugar cookie taste without all the work!Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars

 

Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookie Bar Recipe

Sugar cookies are my jam. I’m not kidding. These are the monkey wrench in my low carb diet. I see this recipe or even think about it and my little heart gets excited. To put it bluntly these sugar cookie bars are my love language. 

Although there are a variety of cookies recipes out there and ways to make them.

I mean how can one resist the delicious symphony of flavors in a sugar cookie without the work of cutting them out or scooping them out. Topped with a creamy frosting that will make your taste buds break out in a collective cooleyhighharmony, for lack of a better word. 

Why Sugar Cookie bars?

Simple. All the flavor, none of the work. Because let’s face it even scooping out cookies while waiting for them to bake can take FOREVER. That’s why this recipe is pure genius.  

Now the ones pictured below are made from scratch. Which makes it even more delectable. That being all said, you can totally use any instant quick Sugar cookie mix and spread it out on a 9 x 13 baking pan and top with your favorite frosting. Most important don’t forget the sprinkles. 

However, for the full delicious taste, you can make the recipe below which will blow you away. 

So read on to see how to make sugar cookie cars. 

What you’ll need to make Sugar Cookie Bars:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 TBS sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For The Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)room temperature
  • 8 oz of  cream cheese (1 package) room temperature
  • About 3 cups  of powdered sugar  sifted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

How to make Sugar cookie bars

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine your  dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) and  set aside.
  • In a mixer cream together  butter and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add in egg, sour cream and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in your flour mixture while stirring until everything is combined.
  • Press the batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish and spread it out evenly with your hands or a rubber spatula.
Bake for 20 minutes or until edges just barely start to turn golden.
 
Cool completely

 

Then Make Frosting for Sugar Cookie Bars:

Mix together all your frosting ingredients until creamy.
What’s great about this recipe it’s very versatile for any holiday. ie: patriotic sprinkles for 4th of July, Pink frosting for Valentine’s day, red and green for a Christmas treat. 
 
Add in desired amount of food coloring (if choosing to color) 
Sugar Cookie Bars
Spread frosting evenly over cooled cookie bars. Add sprinkles 
 
Cut into squares and serve.Chewy Homemade Sugar Cookie Bars
 
Have a big glass of milk on hand to wash down the sweet, delicious, chewiness of this easy dessert recipe. 

 

 

I doubt you’ll have any left over but if you do put them in an airtight container and you’ll have them for later.   

Sugar Cookie Bars

Aren’t they divine? 

Yield: 12

Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookie Bar Recipe

Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookie Bar Recipe
These Soft & chewy sugar cookie bars will be gone in minutes.These Soft, thick sugar cookie bars topped with a creamy and sweet frosting and baked in a pan. Perfect for a potluck, picnic, or a party. It's the amazing Sugar cookie taste without all the work!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Sugar Cookie Bars
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 TBS sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For The Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)room temperature
  • 8 oz of  cream cheese (1 package) room temperature
  • About 3 cups  of powdered sugar  sifted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In mixer bowl cream together your butter and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in your egg, sour cream and vanilla and mix till combined.
  3. In a separate bowl combine your dry ingredients flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Slowly add in your flour mixture while stirring until everything is combined.
  5. Press the batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish and spread it out evenly with your hands or a rubber spatula.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges just barely start to turn golden.
  7. Allow to cool completely.
  8. Mix together all your ingredients for your frosting until creamy.
  9. Spread frosting evenly over cooled cookie bars.
  10. Add sprinkles
  11. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

You can add food coloring for a festive or seasonal look. But you can leave the frosting white and add sprinkles for a funfetti taste!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 493 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 255mg Carbohydrates: 67g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 46g Protein: 5g
Looking for another fun bar recipe? Check out my Funfetti Cookie Bars.

Ooey Gooey Funfetti Bars

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1 Comment

  • Reply Melissa Storms

    I have to try these bars/ I love those Lofthouse cookies. I imagine these are similar but have that delicious homemade taste.

    June 19, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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