Sugar Cookie Bars

I am not much of a baker throughout the year but I cannot deny the holiday spirit! These turned out amazing and are sure to be a hit at your next holiday party.

All you need for cookie bars:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Sprinkles; about 1/4 cup (I just eyeball it until you can see the sprinkles throughout the dough)

All you do for cookie bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil or spray 9×13 inch pan
  • In a stand up mixer or a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat until batter is light and fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and sprinkles; add into wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Press dough into the bottom of baking pan and bake for 20-22 minutes or until dough is cooked through. While sugar cookie bars are baking, prepare your frosting.

All you need for frosting:

  • 3 oz. low fat cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Miniature M&Ms

All you do for frosting:

  • In large mixing bowl in a stand up mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until fluffy.
  • Slowly mix in powdered sugar.
  • Once bars are finish baking, let cool then evenly spread frosting over bars. Top with miniature M&Ms and enjoy!

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