These Bars Will Melt In Your Mouth
These sugar cookie bars taste amazing! They are buttery and soft and melt in your mouth when you bite into them! St. Patricks Day is a fun and festive holiday that comes along at a time of year when we are all hungry for some excitement and green after a long, weary winter!
We love the wee bit of crunch the green sprinkles add when you eat them, and they have such a happy look on a plate! I had a hard time staying away from them and tried to limit myself to one or two a day, so I was glad to have help from my grandkids so they wouldn’t stick around to tempt me!
The terrific thing about these sugar cookie bars is you can change them for any holiday by changing the sprinkles or tinting the buttercream! How fun for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or the Fourth of July! The bars stayed nice and fresh in a tightly covered container for almost a week!
These Sugar Cookie Bars Are Easy To Make
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
Cream together a stick of butter and a cup of sugar until it’s fluffy, then beat in an egg and a teaspoon of vanilla. A touch of salt is always a good thing in a sweet cookie, so use salted butter or add a teaspoon of salt if you’re using unsalted butter.
This dough is thick, so I found my trusty Danish whisk the perfect tool! Stir in the flour and baking powder until no flour is showing. Finally, stir in the sprinkles before pressing the dough into the pan.
Pat the dough into place using your hands or the back of a spoon to get it as evenly distributed and level as you can. Now bake for about twenty minutes or until the top is a light golden brown.
You can use an eight-inch or nine-inch square pan. If you use the smaller pan, the bars will be a little thicker, and you may need to bake a wee bit longer. Remove the pan from the oven and set it on a cooling rack until you can handle the pan easily.
Lift the cookie bar from the pan onto the rack and let it cool completely before you frost it. While it’s cooling, mix all the frosting ingredients until fluffy, spread on the cooled cookie bar, and add sprinkles as desired.
Cut the bar into one-inch wide strips, then divide the bars into thirds, so you end up with a cookie bar about one inch by three inches long. This is a sweet, rich cookie, so smaller pieces are ideal.
Sugar Cookie Bars
Delicious sugar cookie bars are thick, chewy, and topped with amazing buttercream frosting.
Sugar Cookie Bars
- One stick of softened butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- One large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp seasonal sprinkles
- One stick of softened butter (if you use unsalted butter, add 1 tsp of salt)
- 3 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- Sprinkles for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
- Beat the butter and sugar until the mixture is fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Stir in the flour and baking powder. The dough will be quite thick. I found my Danish whisk was a great tool to use.
- Finally, gently fold in the sprinkles and press the dough evenly into the pan.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
- Cool and lift the bar out of the pan before frosting.
- Mix all the frosting ingredients until fluffy, spread on the cooled cookie bar, and add sprinkles as desired.
- Cut the bars into one-inch wide strips, then divide the bars into thirds so you end up with a cookie bar about one inch by three inches long. This is a sweet, rich cookie, so smaller pieces are ideal.
You can use a nine-by-nine or an eight-by-eight square pan. If you use the smaller pan, the cookies will be thicker and may take a few more minutes to bake.
Vary the sprinkles by the season, and you'll always have a fun cookie bar for any occasion!
I used my coarse green sugar sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day, which worked out great! You could also tint the buttercream icing with food coloring to make any shade of green you want! When Easter rolls around, you can make the same sugar cookie bars and add pastel buttercream and springy sprinkles. These bars are a fun treat any time!
These delicious sugar cookie bars are irresistible! They have a buttery vanilla flavor, and the texture is similar to shortbread. Of course, buttercream frosting adds a delightful flavor to anything you bake!
St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner! Surprise your family with these fun sugar cookie bars. They are so quick and easy to make.
We love everything about St. Patrick’s day, and we are all a little bit Irish when that festive day rolls around! Here are some more tasty things to serve on that special day! Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, Colcannon, Irish Soda Bread, and more Irish Desserts!
Do you do something fun on St Patrick’s day? We wish you lots of luck, and may you find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
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