Sugar Cookie Bars

Recipe by mom_of_4
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 24 bars




  • Bars: In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Mix in vanilla and almond extract.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt & baking soda. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Spread on a greased, rimmed baking sheet (use a 13 x 18 pan). The dough will be just like cookie dough- heavy & sticky- so it’s best to spray your hands with a little nonstick spray and use them to help mold the dough into the pan.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 mins - 15 mins, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. (I like to slightly under cook mine. I take them out at 10 minutes exactly. They are not brown at all, but I think that they are better this way.).
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • Frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter, vanilla, almond extract and salt.
  • Add powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) until combined.
  • add milk & mix until smooth and spreading consistency.
  • Add a few drops of color, if desired.
  • Spread over cooled cookie, then cut into bars.