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Easiest-Ever Sugar Cookie Bars

Created January 10, 2017
Betty blogger Annalise Sandberg shares a recipe for super-speedy sugar cookie bars. Her secret for simplicity? Betty Crocker cookie mix.
Easiest-Ever Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar cookies frosted with buttercream are a classic treat that everyone loves, but I must admit I hardly ever make them. The chilling, rolling, cutting, baking, frosting—it’s enough work to tire anyone out! These easy sugar cookie bars take the fuss out of the equation. Start with Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, top with a homemade buttercream frosting and get ready to serve up some smiles.


To start, combine the cookie mix with the room temperature butter and an egg.

ingredients for bars

Beat in a stand mixer or with a hand-held mixer until a soft dough forms.

mixing dough for bars

Press the cookie dough evenly into a 9-inch pan greased or lined with parchment paper. I like to reuse the wrapper from the butter to work with the dough as it is sticky and the butter wrapper comes pre-greased.

pressing dough into pan

Bake the bars at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and then cool completely. Meanwhile, make the frosting by beating sifted powdered sugar, butter, heavy cream and vanilla extract together until smooth and creamy. (Feel free to tint the frosting with food coloring, if you like!)

mixing frosting for bars

Frost the bars and cover with sprinkles, if desired.

Easiest-Ever Sugar Cookie Bars