Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
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Celebrate with these amazing Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars!

Every sprinkle-lovers dream!  These thick, chewy frosted sugar cookie bars are loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting.  So good, you won’t be able to eat just one!

Every sprinkle-lovers dream!  These thick, chewy frosted sugar cookie bars are loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting.  So good, you won't be able to eat just one!

I have a major weakness for frosted sugar cookies, especially ones with sprinkles. That’s how these Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars came to be.  I see sprinkles and they immediately make me happy.  My all-time favorite grocery store, Wegmans, which is here in the Mid-Atlantic area, has the most amazing frosted sugar cookies in their bakery.  I do my best to NOT grocery shop while I’m hungry, because if I show up to Wegman’s on an empty stomach…well, its not gonna be pretty!

As much as I love sugar cookies, I don’t always love rolling them out and cutting with cookie cutters.  So I decided to make a simple bar cookie, with the same delicious layer of thick frosting on top, loaded with sprinkles in the dough and on top of the frosting.  I’m here to tell ya, these Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are just as good as they look!

Every sprinkle-lovers dream!  These thick, chewy frosted sugar cookie bars are loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting.  So good, you won't be able to eat just one!

How these Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars come together:

I used my same recipe that I use for my Sugar cookie cutouts – check out my Love Bug Sugar Cookies.  But instead of rolling out the dough, I added some sprinkles, and simply pressed the dough right into the bottom of a lined 9 x 13″ pan.  They are just as delicious, with the amazing vanilla and almond flavor, and topped with that amazing frosting, they stay soft, moist and chewy.  I’m not a big fan of dry, crisp sugar cookies – I like mine soft and chewy. 🙂

Every sprinkle-lovers dream!  These thick, chewy frosted sugar cookie bars are loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting.  So good, you won't be able to eat just one!

I tinted my frosting pink, because, well…I’m the lone female in my household.  I don’t get much pink in my life, plus, it looks super pretty. 😉  Obviously, you can tint the frosting whatever color you choose by mixing in the food coloring when making the frosting. Keep in mind, the more you add, the darker and more saturated the color becomes.

Every sprinkle-lovers dream!  These thick, chewy frosted sugar cookie bars are loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting.  So good, you won't be able to eat just one!

When baking the bars, do your best not to over-bake.  I discovered the sweet spot for baking these is 19-21 minutes.  Anything over 21 minutes your bars will begin to get overly crispy, browned and dry.  The 20 minute point will make sure they are cooked through, yet ensuring they are still soft and chewy.

Here’s a quick-reference shopping list of the ingredients you’ll need to make these Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars:

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Flour
  • Rainbow Sprinkles or Jimmies
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Food Coloring (color of your choice)

Here’s the easy recipe for these amazingly delicious Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars:

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Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Thick, chewy sugar cookie bars loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting. So good, you won't be able to eat just one!

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. rainbow sprinkles or jimmies
  • For Frosting:
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
  • Food coloring (color of your choice)
  • 1/4 c. rainbow sprinkles or jimmies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9 x 13" cake pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. For the cookie dough: With a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sprinkles. Gradually add the dry ingredients (about 1 cup at a time) to the wet ingredients, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Dough will be thick and slightly stiff.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan. Bake at 375 for 19-21 minutes until just golden brown. Do your best not to overcook, as the bars will become hard and overly crisp. (20 minutes seems to be the ideal time.) Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.
  5. For the Frosting: With a hand or stand mixer, cream the room temperature butter along with the vanilla and almond extract. Gradually begin adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl. As the frosting gets stiffer, and the milk one Tbsp. at a time. Add the food coloring and mix until desired color is met. Spread the frosting over the cooled bars, and add the remaining sprinkles to the top of the frosting. For easy cutting, refrigerate the bars until just before cutting and serving.
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These bars are perfect for a bake sale, classroom treat for the kiddos, or a fun treat for just about any occasion.  I’m fairly certain just about everyone loves sprinkles!

If you’re like me and love sprinkles, and sugar cookies with lots of frosting, then these Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are for you.  I hope they bring a smile to your face just like they did to mine.  Enjoy!  ~Erin

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Every sprinkle-lovers dream!  These thick, chewy frosted sugar cookie bars are loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting.  So good, you won't be able to eat just one!

 

 

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Comments

  1. These are almost too pretty to eat!...Almost ;) Can't wait to try them!
  2. These are so bright and festive! Thanks for sharing on Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will party with us again next week.
  3. My girls would love these! If I haven't done so, I would love to invite you over at Blogger Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party! It runs every Thursdays, 7pm PST until Tuesdays, 7pm. We pin all the entries and you will be seen on five blogs. Hope to see you there!
  4. These recipe looks delicious and the photos are perfect :). Found you from #SITSBlogging. Have a great Sunday!
  5. So pretty in pink and these are gorgeous. I'm glad you're particular about the cookies, too, and how they taste! Thanks for linking up to us on Throwback Thursday! Mollie
  6. That is a neat idea instead of using cookie cutters. I think I would love that!

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