Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

Delight in the simplicity and charm of these Easy Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars. Combining the soft, chewy texture of sugar cookies with the creamy richness of cream cheese frosting, these bars are a festive and delicious treat. Adorned with colorful sprinkles, they are perfect for any celebration, gathering, or just a sweet everyday treat.


  • All-purpose Flour: ½ cup (75g)
  • Bread Flour: ½ cup (75g)
  • Salt: ¼ tsp
  • Baking Powder: ½ tsp
  • Unsalted Butter: ½ cup (125g), melted and cooled
  • Granulated Sugar: 1 packed cup (200g)
  • Egg: 1
  • Egg Yolk: 1
  • Vanilla Extract: 2 tsp
  • Rainbow Sprinkles (Jimmies): ½ cup (60g)


  • Unsalted Butter: ½ cup (125g), softened
  • Cream Cheese: ½ cup (125g), cold
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
  • Powdered Sugar: ½ cup (75g), sifted
  • Milk Powder: ½ cup (75g)
  • Pink Food Gel: 1 drop
  • Rainbow Sprinkles (Jimmies): ½ cup (60g) for decoration


  1. Prepare the Oven and Pan:
    • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Grease and line an 8×8-inch baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. Make Cookie Dough:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, salt, and baking powder.
    • In another bowl, whisk melted butter and granulated sugar until combined.
    • Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract, mixing well.
    • Combine dry ingredients with wet, mixing until a dough forms.
    • Fold in ½ cup sprinkles.
  3. Bake:
    • Press dough evenly into prepared tin.
    • Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are golden.
    • Cool completely in the tin on a wire rack.
  4. Prepare Frosting:
    • Beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until fluffy.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar and milk powder, then pink food gel, until smooth.
    • Spread frosting over cooled bars and sprinkle with additional sprinkles.
  5. Serve:
    • Cut into bars and serve.


  • Ingredient Temperature: Use room temperature ingredients for smoother mixing.
  • Chill the Bars: Chill the bars before frosting to make spreading easier.
  • Customization: Customize with different colored sprinkles or add extracts like almond for a twist.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: American


These Easy Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are a joy to make and even more delightful to eat. With their vibrant appearance and irresistible taste, they are sure to become a new favorite. Perfect for sharing or savoring solo, these cookie bars bring a touch of sweetness and color to any occasion.

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