Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

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Sugar Cookie Bars – The fabulousness of sugar cookies without all the rolling, cutting, and decorating. Everyone LOVES these soft and delicious bars!

Yield: 4 dozen bars



1 1/2 cups butter, softened to room temperature

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

5 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder


8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature

5 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp almond extract

dash of salt

Food coloring (optional)

2-3 tsp milk if needed


  1. Cookie bars: Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat till well blended. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and stir till well combined.
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