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Sugar Cookie Bars

These buttery sugar cookie bars are the perfect base for my fluffy and sweet buttercream. Keep on scrolling to check it out!

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Sugar Cookie Bar Ingredients

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COOKIE BASE
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
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BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Half and half
  • Vanilla extract

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Making The Sugar Cookie Bars

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375-degrees
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Then, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and sour cream and mix well
  • Gradually add the flour mixture until combined
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  • Next, grease a 9×13 baking pan and press the mixture down until its even in the pan
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  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until the edges are slightly golden
  • Set it aside to cool and begin preparing the buttercream

Making The Buttercream

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  • Cream softened butter in a mixer until fluffy
  • Then, alternate adding the powdered sugar and half and half slowly in a mixer until smooth
  • Add in vanilla extract until combined
  • If desired, add a few drops of food coloring before frosting
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  • Frost your cookie bars and decorate with sprinkles, candies, or another topping of your choice!

  • TIP: I highly recommend putting the cookie bars in the fridge for a half hour or so before cutting in squares. I jumped the gun and it was a bit messy, but oh so good! πŸ™‚
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Sugar Cookie Bars

These buttery sugar cookie bars are the perfect base for my fluffy and sweet buttercream. Keep on scrolling to check it out!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookie bar, cookies, desserts, special occasions, sugar cookie, sweets
Servings: 12 bars

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Base

  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. half and half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

Sugar Cookie Base

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375-degrees
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Then, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and sour cream and mix well
  • Gradually add the flour mixture until combined
  • Next, grease a 9Γ—13 baking pan and press the mixture down until its even in the pan
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until the edges are slightly golden
  • Set it aside to cool and begin preparing the buttercream

Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream softened butter in a mixer until fluffy
  • Then, alternate adding the powdered sugar and half and half slowly in a mixer until smooth
  • Add in vanilla extract until combined
  • If desired, add a few drops of food coloring before frosting
  • Frost your cookie bars and decorate with sprinkles, candies, or another topping of your choice!

Notes

TIP: I highly recommend putting the cookie bars in the fridge for a half hour or so before cutting in squares. I jumped the gun and it was a bit messy, but oh so good! πŸ™‚
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