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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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I love making homemade frosted sugar cookie bars. Everyone in my house loves it when I make them, too! I have an easier time making cookie bars then I do regular cookies and they are so pretty with the frosting on top.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks – unsalted butter (1 ½ cups) – Softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 stick – unsalted butter (1/2 cup) – softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp heavy cream
  • food coloring of choice (optional)
  • sprinkles or decorations

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 17×12 rimmed cookie sheet with a non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until creamy. Add in the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts, and then mix until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking powder together. Then, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until the dough is well combined.
  4. Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes; my oven took about 17 minutes. If the edges start to brown, remove from oven immediately.
  5. Cool completely before frosting or cutting.

Frosting Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Once combined, slowly add in the heavy cream 1 tbsp. at a time. Once you get to a spreadable consistency, add in your food coloring and mix well.
  2. Frost the bars and decorate. Store in a covered container on the counter.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Servings: 16 bars

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
 
I love making homemade frosted sugar cookie bars. I have an easier time making cookie bars then I do regular cookies and they are so pretty with the frosting on top.

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened 3 sticks
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 stick
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp heavy cream
  • food coloring of choice optional
  • sprinkles or decorations

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 17x12 rimmed cookie sheet with a non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until creamy. Add in the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts, and then mix until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking powder together. Then, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until the dough is well combined.
  4. Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes; my oven took about 17 minutes. If the edges start to brown, remove from oven immediately.
  5. Cool completely before frosting or cutting.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Once combined, slowly add in the heavy cream 1 tbsp. at a time. Once you get to a spreadable consistency, add in your food coloring and mix well.
  7. Frost the bars and decorate. Store in a covered container on the counter.
Nutrition Facts
Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 54g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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