Yield: 24 servings

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

A classic sugar cookie made easy by making them into bars. Frost with a generous layer of buttercream, tinted in your favorite color! Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are a family favorite!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 drop blue food coloring (I use gel), optional
  • sprinkles, optional


  1. For the cookies, beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes on medium high with an electric mixer, scraping sides down occasionally. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until combined. Add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing until fully blended.
  2. Line a 15x10x1 baking sheet with parchment paper. Using floured hands, drop dough onto baking sheet and press until evenly distributed. This takes a minute or two, but it can be done!
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  4. For the frosting, beat butter and vanilla on high for two minutes until fluffy. Add salt, powdered sugar ad milk and beat for 3-5 minutes until fluffy and fully blended. Beat in food coloring until combined. Spread on cooled cookie bars and add sprinkles. Cut into squares and enjoy!!


  • STORAGE: store frosted cookie bars in airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. OR, freeze cookies in airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • FOOD COLORING: I love using gel food coloring for best results. Only a tiny bit is needed, and it doesn't change the texture or flavor of the frosting.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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