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Easter Sugar Cookie Bars

These amazing sugar cookie bars are just like the store bought sugar cookies everyone loves but in a bar! These are decorated for Easter but you can do any style you like! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 373kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 8 oz butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

For the frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • sprinkles and candy eggs for garnishing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl down and add the vanilla and eggs making sure they are well mixed.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture on low speed and mix until a dough forms.
  • Dump the dough unto your prepared baking pan and press it out to fit the pan making sure it's even.
  • Bake int the oven for 20 minutes and then let cool.
  • To make the frosting add the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk to the mixing bowl again. 
  • Use a whisk on low speed until all of the ingredients are incorporated and then switch to high speed until light and creamy. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times with a spatula.
  • Carefully lift the sugar cookie bars from the pan and set down on a wooden board.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the sugar cookie bars and decorate with the sprinkles, candy eggs and chocolate creme eggs.
  • Slice into small squares and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.2mg