Sugar cookie bars

photo of Sugar cookie bars stacked on a plate

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend. My weekend was full of events. I thought having a three day weekend would mean a lot of time to relax, to eat, to bake, etc. I did a lot of eating, but I didn’t do much relaxing or baking.

One of the few things I did find time to make were these sugar cookie bars for our barbecue. I had seen these sugar cookie bars from The Girl Who Ate Everything. They looked so simple to make and while I don’t normally frost my sugar cookies, her spring colored frostings made me want to similarly decorate mine.

photo of four Sugar cookie bars

With it being July 4th, I decided to make my cookies patriotic with some white frosting and red and blue sprinkles. I made the frosting layer pretty thin because no one in my family really enjoys frosting. These cookies are really easy to make.

I followed the recipe as is, except for the frosting. I used powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze type frosting.

Sugar cookie bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These sugar cookie bars are easy to make and you don’t have to worry about making dough balls since you just bake them in a baking dish and then slice them when they’re cool.


Sugar Cookie Bars

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • 1 cup confectioner’ s sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda and stir with a whisk to combine. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread the batter in an even layer in the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake 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 before frosting.
  5. To make the frosting, stir together sugar and milk in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved. If the frosting is too thick add a little more milk to thin it. If too thin, add more sugar. You can add a couple of drops of food coloring for different colored glazes.


Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

3 comments on “Sugar cookie bars”

  1. Yours look better, Robyn’s look really dry.

  2. How much does this receptive yield ? Thanks 🙂

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