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Delicious Sugar Cookie Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

By: Amanda A from
Updated January 27, 2023
Delicious Sugar Cookie Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
Delicious Sugar Cookie Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

"Sugar cookie bars with cream cheese frosting are an easy go-to treat that uses everyday pantry ingredients and transforms them into a tasty treat that everyone loves! They are soft and chewy and the cream cheese frosting is irresistible! Dress them up for holidays or serve them as the perfect after-school snack. This recipe is easy to split into smaller portions, or double the recipe to make even more! It's perfect for any event you need a sugar cookie bar for. "

Yields1 8x8 portion to cut into as many pieces as you need!

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size8 X 8 Baking Pan


  • 1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • 1 drop Pink Gel Food Coloring
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.

  3. Add the egg and vanilla to the sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.

  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

  5. Fold a piece of parchment paper to fit inside your 8*8 pan (this helps with easy removal later)

  6. Next, press the cookie dough into the pan making sure it’s spread evenly.

  7. Bake for 20-25 mins.

  8. Allow the cookie to cool completely before icing.

  9. In a medium bowl cream together the cream cheese and butter.

  10. Next add the powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy cream, and food coloring.

  11. Beat with stand or hand mixer until fluffy.

  12. Spread your frosting over the cookie and top with sprinkles.

  13. Lift the parchment paper out of the pan.

  14. Slice into bars, serve, and enjoy!

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