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Sugar cookie bars by Cashmere & Cocktails

Sugar Cookie Bars

This soft sugar cookie recipe is just as good as the classic sugar cookie but without the fuss!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 539 kcal


For the Bars

  • 1 cup butter unsalted at room temperature
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoon butter unsalted, at room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk plus more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 drop gel food colouring of choice optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese on high until smooth. Add granulated sugar, egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, sift flour and salt.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, mixing on low until combined.
  • Pour dough into prepared baking pan and transfer to oven for 20-25 minutes. Do not over bake - this bars should remain slightly under baked in the middle. Remove from pan and transfer to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, combine the butter and cream cheese and beat with an electric mixer until well smooth. Slow add confectioners' sugar ½ cup at a time. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and food colouring and continue to beat. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed until desired consistency is achieved. Continue to beat frosting from 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Spread frosting evenly onto cookie bar base. Top with sprinkles. Cut into 20 bars. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 539kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 5gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 925IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bar recipe, Easy Recipes, sugar cookie
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