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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

The combo of butter and cream cheese makes this easy sugar cookie bars recipe so soft. Make these easy bar cookies as Christmas cookie bars!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, cookie bars, sugar cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 18

Equipment

  • 13 x 9 inch cake pan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract or vanilla extract or one teaspoon of each
  • ¼ cup colored sprinkles, red and green

Frosting

  • 3 ½ cups icing or powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

Decorations

  • 1 dozen Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup Christmas M&Ms

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease or foil and grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt to a mixing bowl, and whisk until combined.
  • Add butter and sugars to large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Mix eggs in butter mixture.
  • One egg at a time.
  • Add almond extract and mix until incorporated. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, half at a time and stir until just mixed in.
  • Fold in red and green sprinkles, gently.
  • Blend until incorporated.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 22-23 minutes or until starting to turned golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • While bars are cooling, add cream cheese and butter to a bowl or stand mixer.
  • Beat until well combined.
  • Add in powdered sugar ½ cup at a time and mix well.
  • Spread frosting over top of cooled bars.
  • Top with Oreo cookies and M&Ms.
  • Enjoy every bite! Serve or store in a covered container for up to 4 days.