Frosted Sugar Cookie bars with Christmas Sprinkles on a cookie plate

Sugar Cookie Bars

Frosted, sprinkled, and pretty, these make it easy to bake and decorate a huge batch of sugar cookies as a super-simple bar cookie.
Course Cookie, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Servings 96 sugar cookie bars
Calories 79kcal
Author Slightly adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything


  • 5 cups flour (all-purpose or Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Frosting, storebought or homemade, and colored with food coloring, if desired
  • Sprinkles, jimmies, nonpareils, etc.


  • Preheat your oven with 375°F, and line a 13x18 inch pan with parchment paper (or grease it, but the parchment makes it easier to lift out the entire cookie at once).
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda or add to the bowl and stir with a whisk to combine.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, in a large bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly qdd the flour mixture to wet mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Spread on the prepared baking sheet. The dough will be sticky. I find spraying oil or cooking spray on my hands and/or a spatula makes it easier to press into the pan all the way to the edges and corners.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean (they won't look done, so do the toothpick test).
  • Cool completely, remove from the pan if desired, frost and decorate.
  • Cut into small squares approximates 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or freeze for up to two months.


Note: Nutritional information is approximate, and will depending on the type and amount of frosting and decorations used.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg