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A stack of sugar cookie bars with red and green jimmie sprinkles, and topped with a white frosting
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4.82 from 11 votes

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

These Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are so soft and thick, with a thick layer of buttery sweet frosting. They're filled with, and topped with sprinkles for an adorably festive Christmas cookie bar!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 20
Calories: 264kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (scooped and leveled)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Christmas jimmies

For The Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2-3 TBS milk
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 drops food coloring (optional)
  • 2 TBS assorted Christmas sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your egg, vanilla, and cream cheese and mix until they are combined.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Fold the Christmas sprinkles into the batter.
  • Slowly add in your flour mixture into the wet mixture, while stirring until everything is combined.
  • Press the batter into a greased 9×13 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 the bars to cool completely.
  • Mix together all your ingredients for your frosting until fluffy creamy.
  • Add in desired amount of food coloring.
  • Spread frosting evenly over cooled cookie bars.
  • Top with sprinkles, or Christmas m&ms, as desired.
  • Cut into squares and serve.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.8mg