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Frosted Cookie Bars

Frosted Cookie Bars are an easy dessert to make any day of the week or for a special occasion. A quick sugar cookie bar with buttercream icing and lots of sprinkles make a fun and simple treat!

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Overhead shot of cookie bars with pastel sprinkles

Frosted Cookie Bars 

Cookie bars are one of my favorites for an easy dessert. I bake cookies just about every week and when I’m short on time, cookie bars are the answer. Just press the dough into the pan and you are good to go. If you are going for something special, add frosting and sprinkles!

This post and recipe was created for Summer Dessert Week! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!Buttercream frosted Cookie bar with pastel sprinkles

These frosted cookie bars are super simple to make. The sugar cookie base comes together in one bowl and you don’t even need the mixer. The buttercream is just four ingredients and you can add your favorite sprinkles. You’ll have to check out the amazing assortment of sprinkles from Sweets & Treats!

Ingredients for frosted cookie barsFrosted Cookie Bars are an easy dessert to make any day of the week or for a special occasion. A quick sugar cookie bar with buttercream icing and lots of sprinkles make a fun and simple treat!

How to Make Frosted Cookie Bars: Step by Step photos making sugar cookie bars

  1. Add softened butter, Dixie Crystals Sugar, egg and Adam’s Vanilla Extract to a bowl and stir until well combined. 
  2. Add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing well. 
  3. Press into a greased 8 X 8 baking pan and bake.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Making frosted cookie bars - step by step photos
  5. Add softened butter, Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar and Adam’s Vanilla Extract into a mixer bowl and beat 30 seconds. 
  6. Slowly add in heavy cream, mixing until creamy and well combined. 
  7. Spread frosting over cooled cookie bars and top with Sweets & Treats Sprinkles. 

Cookie bars with frosting and sprinkles

Wilton sent us the cutest Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan. It’s an inexpensive pan that you can take to potlucks or cookouts and not have to worry about remembering to get your pan before leaving. 

They are also sturdy enough to be washed and used over and over. Such a clever idea!

Tray of cookie bars with sprinkles

Frosted Cookie Bars are always a favorite dessert and great for potlucks, barbecues or any celebration. An easy make ahead dessert. These bars would also be great to bake and share. 

Dixie Crystals Sugar, Adam's Vanilla Extract and Sprinkles with cookie bars

More Cookie Bars to Try:

Salted Caramel Cookie Bars are filled with chocolate chips, caramel bits and pecans. Snickerdoodle Bars are quick and easy and loaded with the classic cinnamon and sugar flavors. Don’t miss out on these Cherry Almond Bars!

Buttercream frosted Cookie bar with pastel sprinkles

 

Galvanized tray of Sugar Cookie Bars with icing and sprinkles

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Yield: 12 servings

Frosted Cookie Bars

Overhead shot of cookie bars with pastel sprinkles

Frosted Cookie Bars are always a favorite dessert and great for potlucks, barbecues or any celebration. An easy make ahead dessert. These bars would also be great to bake and share. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

For Cookie Bars:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Adam's Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • non stick cooking spray

For Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Adam's Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Add butter, sugar, egg and vanilla to a bowl and mix until smooth and all combined.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix well.
  4. Spray and 8 x 8 baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
  5. Press dough into pan evenly.
  6. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Prepare the frosting by adding softened butter, powdered sugar and vanilla to a mixing bowl.
  9. Beat for 30 seconds on medium speed.
  10. Slowly drizzle in heavy cream and continue to mix until smooth and creamy.
  11. Spread over cooled cookie bars and top with sprinkles.
  12. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 0gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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