Easy Sugar Cookie Bars


I love sugar cookies, but hate how much time they take to make. These bars are quick, easy, and best of all, yummy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
48 cookie bars


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 ½ cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 3 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons milk, or more as needed

  • 3 drops green food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13x18-inch rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Combine white sugar, 1 cup butter, 8 ounces cream cheese, and egg in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well mixed, about 4 minutes. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and almond extract. Mix in flour, baking powder, and baking soda until dough comes together.

  3. Press dough evenly over the greased baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely, 10 to 20 minutes.

  5. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 4 ounces cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth. Beat in confectioners' sugar. Thin icing with milk and vanilla extract. Split icing between 2 bowls. Mix green food coloring into 1 bowl.

  6. Spread green icing over cooled cookies. Cut into 48 squares. Pour white icing into a resealable plastic bag. Cut off corner tip. Drizzle white icing over cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
8g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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