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sugar cookie bars cut into squares

Soft Sugar Cookie Bars

These Soft Sugar Cookie Bars are perfect for every occasion and the frosting can be made any color you'd like!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sugar cookie bars, sugar cookie bars recipe, sugar cookie bars with cream cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 217kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $10


  • Oven
  • mixing bowl
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • parchment paper


  • 1 stick softened butter salted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter salted
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until well combined. Add egg, vanilla and sour cream mixing until well combined. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt, stirring until thick dough forms. Transfer dough into prepared baking dish, pressing evenly in bottom of dish. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.
  • To prepare frosting, place cream cheese and butter into a mixing bowl or stand mixer with whisk attachment. Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until desired consistency. Add a drop or two of food coloring if desired. Spread over cooled bars. Top with sprinkles of your choice if desired. Cut bars into squares and serve room temperature.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg