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HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIE BARS

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HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIE BARS

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Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Yield: 9 Servings

I grew up eating these amazing bars! They are the perfect Christmas treats! Give this recipe a try and taste them yourself. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

For the sugar cookie bars:

1 stick (1/2 c) salted butter softened to room temp.

1 c sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 c all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 c festive sprinkles

For the frosting:

2 c powdered sugar

1 stick (1/2 c) salted butter softened to room temp.

3 tablespoons cream cheese softened

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

additional sprinkles

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Line with parchment paper a 9×9-inch baking pan.

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and butter. Beat until well combined.

Step 4: Add in the egg and vanilla. Beat until well blended.

Step 5: Add in the baking powder and flour gradually and beat every addition until the batter becomes thick.

Step 6: Transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.

Step 7: Place the pan inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 8: Remove from the oven and allow the cookie bars to cool at room temperature.

Step 9: Remove the cookie bars from the parchment paper.

Step 10: In a medium mixing bowl, add the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, and cream cheese. Use an electric mixer to beat until well blended.

Step 11: Frost the cookie bar generously.

Step 12: Top the cookie bar with sprinkles.

Step 13: Slice the cookie bar into small squares.

Step 14: Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 96mg | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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