Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe (2024)

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Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe perfect for that family party. So much easier to make than rolled Sugar Cookies.


We love these Sugar Cookie Bars! They are so delicious and easy to make. Perfect for when you need to bring a dessert to a family party or get together. They taste just like your favorite Sugar Cookie but without all the work of rolling them out!

Now, I am not a big fan of frosting. I like to have just a thin little line of frosting to add a little bit of flavor to my Sugar Cookie Bar. So when I make them, I only add a little bit of frosting. But I realize that there are some of you who are frosting lovers. You can pile the frosting as thick as you want to make it just right for you and your taste preferences.

I also love that this batch of cookies can serve a large number of people. So when we had a recent family get together I brought this pan of cookies and there was enough for everyone with a few leftovers!


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Are you ready to make some cookies? You will not believe how easy these sugar cookie bars are to make. Like so easy, it might be considered life changing!


Watch our Sugar Cookie Bars Video Recipe to see just how easy they are to make then go and make some sugar cookies for your friends and family! Then sprinkle the cookie bars with some fun colored sprinkles to make them a little more fun and festive!


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Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe with Buttercream Frosting

Looking For Some DeliciousSugar Cookie Bars? Look No Further...This Is An Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe Without The Hassle Of Traditional Sugar Cookies! Spread In A Pan, Bake And Then Cover With Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting!



Servings 30 bars

Calories 181 kcal

Author The Idea Room


  • 1cupbuttersoftened
  • 1 1/2cupssugar
  • 3/4cupsour cream
  • 1largeegg
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 2 1/2cupsplus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2teaspoonsalt


  • ½cupbuttersoftened
  • 3cupspowdered sugar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 1dashsalt
  • 2-3tablespoonsmilk
  • 1-3dropsfood coloring(optional)


  1. Cream sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.

  2. Add sour cream and beat until smooth.

  3. Add egg and vanilla and blend until smooth.

  4. Pour the flour into the bowl and place the baking soda, powder and salt on top of the flour.

  5. Mix in all of the dry ingredients just until the flour disappears. Do not over mix.

  6. Grease a (11x18) sheet pan with cooking spray.

  7. Spread the dough into the pan with a long knife or a small rolling pin.

  8. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cook just until golden brown.

  9. Let cool completely.


  1. Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the vanilla and salt. Add milk a little at a time, until the frosting is spreading consistency.

  3. Spread frosting on cookie bars when cool.

Nutrition Facts

Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe with Buttercream Frosting

Amount Per Serving (1 Bar)

Calories 181Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Fat 10g15%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 32mg11%

Sodium 145mg6%

Potassium 26mg1%

Carbohydrates 22g7%

Sugar 21g23%

Vitamin A 325IU7%

Vitamin C 0.1mg0%

Calcium 17mg2%

Iron 0.1mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Go ahead and whip some of these up…I think you are really going to like them. Tonight is a great night to test them out…even if you don’t have anyone to share them with.

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  1. Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe (9)Cindy Doyle says

    I don’t see chocolate chips in the cookies. Are they white chocolate?


    • Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe (10)The Idea Room Assistant says

      These are sugar cookie bars. They have a layer of frosting on top and the cookie is just a sugar cookie. Hope this helps.


  2. Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe (11)JG says

    This is not the right recipe for sugar cookie bars shown!


    • Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe (12)The Idea Room Assistant says

      JG- Thank you, I will fix that.


  3. Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe (13)Mary says

    Is this the correct recipe for this article? It calls for chocolate chips and crushed candy cane ….. neither of those ingredients are in the photos.


    • Best Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe (14)The Idea Room Assistant says

      Mary- The cookie recipe its the same, but the topping is different. So use the cookie recipe and the frosting recipe with it.


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