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5 from 2 votes

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

For those that love Lofthouse cookies, these frosted sugar cookie bars are a close second! Perfect for birthdays, Easter, or just about any time you want something sweet.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter, frosted sugar cookie bars, lofthouse cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 20 large bars
Calories: 384cal
Author: Amanda Formaro



  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • food coloring or icing paste


  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and egg until nice and frothy. About 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and almond extract and beat for 1 minute more.
  • In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix them around so that all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat for about 2 minutes.
  • Press the dough into a large jelly roll (cookie sheet) pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let the pan cool completely.

To Make the Frosting

  • In a medium-sized bowl (or your stand mixer) combine the butter and cream cheese. Beat for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Separate frosting into smaller bowls then add paste food coloring to each bowl.
  • Frost your pan of cookies using each different color.
  • Cut the frosted sugar cookie bars into squares and serve!


  • I used 5 different colors of paste food coloring. You can use whatever colors you want or just stick with white frosting.
  • First I frosted each section and added sprinkles. After all the frosting was added I cut the sections of the frosted sugar cookie bars into squares, again using the dough cutter.
  • We've cut ours into 20 large bars and the nutrition calculation reflects that. You can reduce the calories per serving by cutting the bars smaller.


Serving: 1large bar | Calories: 384cal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 673IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg