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sugar cookie bars with vanilla buttercream frosting
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4.63 from 16 votes

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie bars are fast, easy and taste just as good as the roll & cut cookies! The super soft, chewy vanilla cookie is made with simple ingredients and comes together quickly. Topped with my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting, these Sugar Cookie Bars will be an easy favorite!
Course Dessert
Keyword cookie bars, sugar cookie, sugar cookie bars, sugar cookie frosting, vanilla buttercream, vanilla buttercream frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Karli Bitner


Sugar Cookie Bar

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla Not a typo! ?
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup crisco
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2-3 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  • For the Sugar Cookie Bars: Cream together the butter and sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla and egg. Mix thoroughly.
  • Mix in the baking powder, flour and salt until well combined.
  • Press into the greased 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until puffy and no longer glossy. You'll want to pull them before they start turning brown.
  • Let cool completely before frosting.
  • For the Frosting: Cream together the butter, crisco, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost cooled sugar cookie bars and top with sprinkles, if desired.