Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Bar Cookies

Easy bar sugar cookies that can quickly be pulled together and plate extremely well. With different color variations for any themed shower, party or activity, this recipe is extremely versatile.

Course cookies, sugar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
cooling time 40 minutes
Servings 18 bars Like Mother, Like Daughter


Cookie Batter

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


  • 5 TBS butter softened
  • 3 TBS milk
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 drops food coloring


Cookie Batter

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine your flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in your egg, sour cream and vanilla and mix till combined.
  5. Slowly add in your flour mixture while stirring until everything is combined. (The dough will be crumbly)
  6. Press the batter into a greased 9×13 baking dish and spread it out evenly with your hands or a rubber spatula. I like to use a quarter baking sheet.

    Sugar Cookie
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges just barely start to turn golden.
  8. Allow to cool completely.


  1. Mix together all your ingredients for your frosting until creamy.
  2. Add in desired amount of food coloring.
  3. Spread frosting evenly over cooled cookie bars.

  4. Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe Notes

Original Recipe at Like Mother, Like Daughter
access 16Dec2020

The sprinkles in the photos are from ‘Sugar Plum Sprinkles’ featured at Fancy Sprinkles

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