You guys, I am letting you in on one of my best sneaky baking tips. Today, I am sharing my secret way to make the easiest sugar cookie bars in the world. You make NOTHING from scratch! The bars are made using a cookie mix, and the icing is just melted canned frosting. And they are the most delicious things you have ever tasted. If you are ever suddenly on the hook for a dessert to share with a crowd, this should be your go-to recipe!Jump to Recipe
THE EASIEST SUGAR COOKIE BARS IN THE WORLD
HOW TO MAKE FROSTED SUGAR COOKIE BARS
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THE SECRET INGREDIENT TO THESE EASY BARS
I will let you in on the top-secret trick to these awesome bars: the grocery store. The recipe calls for a package of sugar cookie dough mix and a canister of frosting. SCANDAL!
While I do like baking from scratch, there are some times when you just don’t have to measure, sift, cream, and bake. And when the result of semi-homemade cookie bars tastes this delicious, any guilt about taking help from the store go right out the window!
DECORATING THE SUGAR COOKIE BARS
I made this batch of sugar cookie bars for a school Valentine’s Day party, but you can make them for any occasion. You can dress up the sugar cookie base in different ways just by varying the frosting and the sprinkles. Add a little food coloring to the frosting after you have melted it, or try different flavors of frosting altogether (I am partial to cream cheese frosting). Just remember, if all else fails, rainbow sprinkles are always a welcome addition to the party.
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- 1 pouch of sugar cookie mix
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter
- can of frosting
- Mix together cookie mix, egg, and butter in a medium bowl.
- Press into a 9×13 baking pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
- Remove lid and foil top from a can of frosting. Microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. Pour over the bars and spread to an even layer of frosting..
- Top with sprinkles. Cut and enjoy!