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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars – Fun Treat For The Holidays

by Nellie

A sweet twist on regular sugar cookies, these Christmas Sugar Cookie bars are super easy to make and fun to decorate with the kids!

Raise your hand if you have been waiting for the holiday season just because of the baking options. I can’t ever get enough of the cookies and sweets that are made for the holidays.

These Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are no exception. These are the best bars you could possible make. They are perfectly sweet and anyone can make them, no certain skillset required.

If you want, you can even omit the frosting. I am not a fan of frosting myself so I made sure to make a small frosting-less batch for myself! When you are the baker you get to take these liberties as you need them!

You can make them for holiday movie night, or even a treat to take with you while you do a fun holiday scavenger hunt. Don’t forget cookie exchanges, these are awesome for that!

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

If you want to step outside of your comfort zone and make something a little different this year, then these cookie bars are for you. Cookie bars are just as good as cookies, but they are a little less work.

Check out how I made the Sugar Cookie Bars below!

They are also easily freezable! Curious about the ingredients in this dessert? If so, check them out to make sure you have everything you need to make these sugar cookie bars, perfect during the holiday season. 

What do you need to make sugar cookie bars?

Sugar – Can you even make delicious Christmas cookies without sugar? This is most definitely an expected ingredient because it’s the most delicious one. 

Vanilla – I promise this is one of the best ingredients you can put in cookie bars. The vanilla is awesome! I think we can all admit that vanilla really makes all the baking recipes pop!

Festive sprinkles – You cannot forget the festive sprinkles. Pick up some the next time you are at the store.  I used a bunch a different ones from wilton.  I used these from Amazon, but your local Michael’s sells them too. If you can’t find specific holiday themed sprinkles, red and green glitter sprinkles work great for decoration.

Salted butter – One of my favorite ingredients to cook with is salted butter. Butter is the magic ingredient in baking cookie bars! 

The next time you want to bake cookie bars, keep this recipe in mind. You can check out all of the ingredients and the directions in the recipe card.

If you are looking for an easy recipe that your whole family can enjoy this holiday season, this one is so fun!

Want to freeze these bars? You can cut up the bars and double wrap them individually in aluminum foil. This way, you can enjoy individual servings. It’s so delicious this way. Just pop them in the microwave for a quick warm up. 

Plus you can just switch out the sprinkles for whatever holiday you want to celebrate! Red and pink for Valentine’s Day, Red White and blue for July 4th, green for St. Patrick’s Day and even a simple funfetti for anytime!

Enjoy! If you make these let me know and be sure to tag me!

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars - Fun Treat For The Holidays
Yield: 15-18 bars

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars - Fun Treat For The Holidays

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A cute twist on the classic sugar cookie, these sugar cookie bars are a fun treat to make for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter softened to room temp.
  • • 1 cup sugar
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1 tsp vanilla
  • • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • • 1 tsp baking powder
  • • 1/4 cup festive sprinkles
  • For the frosting:
  • • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter softened to room temp.
  • • 3 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • • 1 tsp vanilla
  • • 2 tbsp milk
  • • additional sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350f degrees. Line a 9x9" baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in egg and vanilla. Finally, beat in flour and baking powder, a little at a time, until you have a thick batter. Gently stir in the sprinkles.
  3. Spread batter into it prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350f degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Once it's finished baking, take cookie bar out of the oven and allow to cool fully. Once it is cooled, carefully lift the sides of the parchment paper to pull the whole cookie bar out of the baking pan.
  5. To make the frosting, blend together powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, vanilla and milk with an electric mixer. Spread frosting generously on cookie bar, and top with additional sprinkles.
  6. Cut into squares and serve immediately or let frosting set for a firmer feel.

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