These sugar cookies are SO GOOD. Ten times easier than making sugar cookies and just as delicious! The kids love helping with these!

Sugar Cookie Bars

Literally the perfect easy dessert! Just as delicious as sugar cookies but way easier to throw together!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword easy cookie bars, easy sugar cookie bars, sugar cookie bar recipe, sugar cookie bars
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 349kcal
Author Pretty Providence


For the Bars

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp . sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Frosting

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp. half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • food coloring


For the Bars

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish well.
  • In a large bowl whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy (about 4 minutes).
  • Stir in egg and egg white, then add sour cream and vanilla and mix until blended.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients.
  • Butter your hands and gently press into your buttered pan.
  • Bake 16-19 minutes until fork comes out clean and edges are lightly brown.
  • After squares are cooled completely, frost and cut into squares!

For the Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, blend together butter, powdered sugar and half and half. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add food coloring if desired.


Store leftovers in an airtight container.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.3mg