Galaxy Sugar Cookie Bars

Unleash your culinary creativity and dazzle your guests with these stunning Galaxy Sugar Cookie Bars. Combining the simple sweetness of sugar cookies with the ethereal beauty of a starry galaxy, this dessert is perfect for any party or as a treat to brighten up your day.


For the Sugar Cookie Bars:

  • Butter: 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks), softened
  • Granulated Sugar: 1 cup
  • Large Eggs: 2
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • All-Purpose Flour: 2 1/4 cups
  • Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

For the Frosting:

  • Butter: 1 1/2 sticks, room temperature
  • Powdered Sugar: 2 1/2 cups
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Milk: 2-3 tablespoons
  • Food Coloring: Pink, blue, and purple
  • White Sprinkles: For decoration


  1. Prepare the Cookie Base:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a baking pan.
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually incorporate into the wet ingredients until just blended.
    • Spread the dough evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  2. Bake:
    • Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 18 minutes, or until the edges turn a light golden color and the center sets.
    • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan.
  3. Make the Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until smooth.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk, adjusting the milk to get a smooth, spreadable consistency.
    • Divide the frosting into three bowls, adding pink, blue, and purple food coloring to each to create a vibrant galaxy effect.
  4. Decorate:
    • Gently spread the colored frostings over the cooled cookie base, using a spatula to swirl the colors together and mimic a galactic nebula.
    • Sprinkle white sprinkles across the frosting to represent stars.
  5. Serve:
    • Once the frosting has set, cut into bars.
    • Serve and enjoy the cosmic journey with each bite!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 16 bars

Baking Tips:

  • Add a few drops of black food coloring to the frosting for a deeper space effect.
  • Use a toothpick to fine-tune the swirling of the frosting colors for a more authentic galaxy appearance.
  • These bars can be made in advance and are perfect for themed parties or just to add a little extra magic to your culinary repertoire.

Conclusion: Galaxy Sugar Cookie Bars are not just a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. They’re perfect for sparking conversations at gatherings or for a themed event. Get ready to travel through the cosmos with every delicious bite!

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