Sugar Cookie Bars Made Easy

Sugar Cookie Bars Made Easy Sugar cookies made easy! All the flavor of a regular sugar cookie, less than half the work. Great for serving with a meal or just a quart of milk! You can add food coloring to the topping if you like.


Original recipe yields 35 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 30 mins

    SERVING : 35

    YIELD : 35 bars

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 13×18-inch baking sheet.

  • Beat white sugar and 1 cup butter together in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons almond extract and vanilla extract; mix well.

  • Whisk flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Add to egg mixture and stir until just combined. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cookie comes out clean, 10 to 15 minutes; they won’t look done. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Beat 1/2 cup butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add 1 teaspoon almond extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until combined. Add heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting reaches a smooth, spreadable consistency. Spread frosting over cooled cookie bars.

Per Serving: 252 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 39.5g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 45.1mg; sodium 149.8mg.