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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Cookie Bars, Cookies, Holiday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 36 depending on size cut
Author Melissa


  • 2 sticks of butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup red and green sprinkles
  • red and green nonpareils for topping

Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks of butter at room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier.
  3. Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy.

  5. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.
  6. Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt, and mix until combined.

  7. Add sprinkles and give a final stir.

  8. Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake 35 to 40 minutes on oven rack in lower third of oven to prevent over browning.
  10. Let cool completely.

For Buttercream Frosting

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar.

  2. Add vanilla and and salt and mix until well combined. Slowly mix in heavy cream, adjusting amount as needed.