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a white plate full of sugar cookie bars that are stacked on top of each other. Each cookie bar is topped with purple frosting and purple sprinkles. A glass of milk is on the counter behind the plate of sugar cookie bars.
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4.67 from 6 votes

Easy Sugar Cookie Bars

These sugar cookie bars not only taste amazing, they are also super EASY to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: desserts
Servings: 15 bars
Calories: 125kcal


for the sugar cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose 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

for the frosting

  • 5 TBS unsalted butter softened
  • 3 TBS milk
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • food coloring optional


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine your flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing 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.
  • Slowly add in your flour mixture while stirring until everything is combined. (The dough will be crumbly)
  • Press the batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish and spread it out evenly with your hands or a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges just barely start to turn golden.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Mix together all your ingredients for your frosting until creamy.
  • Add in desired amount of food coloring.
  • Spread frosting evenly over cooled cookie bars.
  • Cut into squares and serve.


Calories: 125kcal