A classic sugar cookie made easy by cutting them into bars. Frost with a generous layer of buttercream, tinted in your favorite color! Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are a family favorite!
Why this Recipe Works
Sugar cookies are appropriate for just about any occasion. The holidays, a birthday, or just because they’re delicious!
But while I’m always in the mood for sugar cookies, I’m not always in the mood to do all the rolling and cutting involved in making them. Solution: Sugar Cookie Bars!
You don’t need to wait for the dough to chill, use your rolling pin or slice up individual cookies for this recipe. It’s quick, easy and full of the classic sugar cookie taste everyone loves.
Of course, I had to get sprinkles involved too!
- Butter – I use unsalted butter in my baking to control the amount of saltiness in the finished cookies. If using salted butter, reduce the amount of added kosher salt in the recipe slightly.
- Vanilla extract – Try making your own Vanilla Extract for even more flavor!
- Granulated Sugar- This recipe would also be a great time to put to use any Vanilla Sugar you happen to have in the cupboard.
- Food coloring – You can leave this out to make a plain white frosting but I love making the frosting different colors for different moods and occasions.
Tips and Tricks
- After making the dough, you’re going to pat it into baking sheet. Dip your hands in flour first to keep the dough from sticking to them, then use your fingers to spread the cookie dough in an even layer.
- The dough should touch all the edges and corners of the pan. It takes a couple of minutes but it beats all that rolling and cutting and rolling again you have to do with traditional sugar cookies, right?
- I bake my sugar cookie bars for about 15 to 18 minutes. They need more time than individual cookies, but will still look a little soft when you take them out.
- Let the bars cool completely before adding the frosting and sprinkles (if using) and cutting into bars.
- One more tip? You can make the bars as big or as small as you like? To “stretch” the recipe for a larger crowd, cut into bite sized cookie squares. Or cut them into giant bars for an extra special treat for your sugar cookie addicted friends!
How to Frost Cookies
Whichever way you slice them, I think you’ll agree that making sugar cookies into bars is the BEST way to eat them!
You’ll love how soft, thick and chewy these taste. Paired with the best ever buttercream frosting and festive sprinkles, you have the perfect sugar cookies for dessert.
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As for me, I’ll be over here snacking on some more of these Sugar Cookie Bars until my family comes home and eats them all up!