Thick, delicious and covered in frosting, these Sugar Cookie Bars will be your new favorite dessert!
It seems like forever I’ve been eyeing all these beautiful photos of sugar cookie bars and wondering to myself, could I make a recipe for these too? Well the other day I got home from a trip, got up Monday morning and set to making myself some sugar cookie bars and let me tell you, they did not disappoint. Thick and delicious and topped with gobs of icing, they are divine.
This recipe makes a big 9×13 pan of these delicious bars and I knew there was no way I’d finish them all off myself. So I pulled a few back for myself and was able to send the rest with my sister to her school. I love having a group of hard working teachers that I can share my recipes with because you know I don’t need ALL of these sweets lying around. Especially because I brought home leftover cupcakes from my baby shower!
Since Easter is right around the corner, I wanted to make these a little Easter themed. But the fun thing about these bars is they can be customized for any holiday. Green for St. Patrick’s Day, red for Christmas or Valentine’s, blue for the 4th of July. As long as you have some food coloring the possibilities are endless!
For these sugar cookie bars I decided to use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour. It is freshly milled and not enriched with any additives. I love being able to use such a great choice for one of the main ingredients of these bars. If you want to grab some for your own sugar cookie bars then get this coupon to help you save!
Easter in our family is always celebrated differently year to year. We used to always go to my Grandma’s for the big Easter meal and Easter Egg Hunt after church on Sunday. But now that we live in another state and I’m married, it’s a year by year thing. This year I anticipate we will all be sitting around anxiously awaiting my sister’s baby boy being born (or maybe he’ll already be here). I am looking forward to next year when we have two little ones to share in the Easter fun! This is a recipe I’ll need to remake for Easter weekend because it’s so easy and delicious.
- 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix together dry ingredients
- Add wet ingredients and blend with a mixer until well blended
- Spread in a greased 9×13 pan
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
- Allow sugar cookie bars to cool and then spread with buttercream icing
So to make the icing for these sugar cookie bars I grabbed a box of confectioner sugar and followed the instructions to make buttercream icing. It made plenty of icing to cover all of the bars with a thick and delicious layer of frosting. I added a few drops of blue food coloring until I got the icing the color blue I wanted. You can use any color of course which is what is so fun about these bars!
Have you ever made Sugar Cookie Bars before? Do you have a favorite dessert to customize for the season?
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
YUM! This is pretty much my idea of a perfect dessert. I am totally making these for the kids this weekend.
These look so yummy! Bob’s Red Mill is one of my favorite brands, because they make assorted gluten free mixes, as well as the best almond flour I’ve ever worked with! I’m definitely going to try out this recipe using their GF flour mix 🙂
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
Oooh, my sugar cookie loving kid who doesn’t like birthday cake has a birthday coming up. I bet he’d love this!! Pinning for later.
Ana De- Jesus says
Well hello what a delicious cake, I have never tried sugar cookie bars before but these look amazing. I bet they would be nice with a cuppa.
This looks like my weekend project with my niece….. she will love making this together! Thanks
I can’t wait to try these…. they look easy, delicious and adorable!
Amber Nelson says
Those look to die for! I love the presentation! The sprinkles really make them look fun.
Oh man. These sound absolutely amazing! I love sugar cookie bars. I am going to have to make them soon!
Colette @ restyle it wright says
Those are so sweet looking! What a fun treat for the kids at Easter time! Love the pastels.
Love this step-by-step instruction to sugar cookie bars. I’ve always loved sugar cookies, so this should be delicious to make!
jill conyers says
This looks like a recipe my daughter and her friends would make at a sleepover. Frosting and sprinkles will be a must.
Oh wow, YUM
Megan McCoig says
Ooh these look so delicious – I love sweet treats every now and again. Must try these for myself 🙂
Blythe A. says
I’ve never thought about creating sugar cookie bars before. Genius idea. These looks so tasty and perfect for spring.
Well those look amazing! And I have been on such a sweets kick lately – I will have to try these this weekend. I love Bobs Red Mill!
These sugar cookie bars would be perfect for serving to my son and his teammates for their basketball party this month. I think all the boys would gobble them right up.
Those cookie bars sound delicious! They are totally cute for Easter, my kids would love them.
These look divine for Easter. I love a yumm holiday treat! Pretty colors too.
I normally don’t get into sugar cookies, because these sugar cookie bars look delicious! I know my family would love them, too.
Nikka Shae says
Yummy, especially for Easter!! I can’t wait until I can make this for my family.
Nikka Shae says
Yummy, I can’t wait until Easter, and I can’t wait to make this sweet treat for my family.
These look so yummy! Can’t wait to make them for my kids (and me)!
These look delicious and I would love to make them to surprise my son 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe!