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A stack of sugar cookie bars topped with white frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
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4.53 from 19 votes

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar cookie bars are so much better than traditional sugar cookies. They are rich, thick and so soft without any chilling, rolling, or cutting the dough.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 20
Calories: 264kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 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 butter (softened)
  • 3 TBS milk
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 drops food coloring


  • 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 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 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: 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