Are you craving a treat that's both easy to make and irresistibly tasty? Look no further than Sugar cookie bars! These delightful treats are a fun twist on the classic sugar cookie, and they're perfect for any occasion.
Whether you're hosting a party, need a quick dessert option, or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, sugar cookie bars are sure to hit the spot. So gather your ingredients and let's dive into this scrumptious recipe!
Sugar Cookie Bars
Sugar cookie bars are fabulous because they are so easy to transport. Unlike traditional sugar cookies that can crumble easily, sugar cookie bars are sturdy and travel-friendly. They're perfect for taking to potlucks, picnics, or as a gift for a friend. Just cut them into squares, pack them in a container, and you're good to go!
These sugar cookie bares are super customizable. Sprinkle on some colorful decorations, add chocolate chips, or drizzle some icing on top. You can make them as simple or as fancy as you like, depending on your mood or the occasion.
- Sour cream
- Vanilla extract
- recipe classic vanilla butter cream
Keep scrolling to find a full, printable recipe with a detailed ingredient list.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, attach the paddle attachment and let's get whipping! Throw in the butter and sugar, and let them have a whirl until they become light and fluffy. It usually takes around 2 minutes.
- Now it's time to crack those eggs and add them to the party. Beat them together with the buttery-sugary goodness for about 30 seconds. We want them to mingle and become one harmonious mixture. Next up, add in the sour cream and vanilla, and let the mixer work its magic to combine everything. It's like a smooth and creamy symphony in the making.
- Now, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Now, switch the mixer to low and let it do its thing until everything is beautifully combined.
- Grab that dough and spread it evenly in your buttered pan. Make sure it feels right at home, all cozy and snug. Pop it in the oven and let the magic happen for about 16-20 minutes. We want the dough to set but still stay light in color. Keep an eye on it, because we don't want to over bake.
- Let the dough cool down completely. Once it's cool and refreshed, it's time to bring on the frosting and sprinkles.
- Grab a sharp knife and cut your creation into bars. You can make them as big or as small as you like. It's like deciding the size of the dance floor for your taste buds. Serve 'em up, watch everyone's eyes light up, and get ready to savor each delicious bite.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you find yourself with an excess of sugar cookie bars or want to prep in advance, freezing is the way to go. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They'll stay fresh and delicious for up to three months.
In fact, sugar cookie bars often taste even better the next day as the flavors meld together. Simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature, and they'll be good to go for up to three days. If you want to keep them longer, pop them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
If you don't have sour cream on hand, you can use plain Greek yogurt as a substitute. It will provide a similar tanginess and moisture to the bars.
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Sugar Cookie Bars
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 recipe classic vanilla butter cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter the bottom and sides of a jelly roll pan (half sheet pan) which is 11x15 inches.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer (paddle attachment on) whip the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat to combine, around 30 seconds. Add the sour cream and vanilla and combine. Sprinkle the flour, baking powder, and salt over the top of the ingredient in the bowl and then mix on low until completely combined.
- Spread the dough evenly in the buttered pan and then bake for 16-20 minutes until the dough is set but still light in color.
- Allow the dough to cool completely before topping with frosting and sprinkles. Cut into bars and serve.
- I love a traditional vanilla buttercream for this recipe but they are great with chocolate frosting on them too!
- Sometimes I'll stir in ½ cup sprinkles to the batter before baking for that funfetti look; it's very cute.
- You can use any kind of sprinkles or decorating ideas that you like or have on hand. The sprinkles are an easy way to make this dessert festive and fit the holiday or theme.
Next time you're in the mood for a sweet treat, give sugar cookie bars a try. They're a little square of happiness that will bring smiles and satisfy your cravings