Christmas Sugar Cookie Cake Bars

Soft and chewy holiday dessert bars topped with decadent buttercream frosting and colorful sprinkles.

Ingredients

For the Cookie Bars:

For the Frosting:

Instructions

For the Cookie Bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and the sugar.
  3. Mix in one egg at a time.
  4. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients gradually, a little at a time. Mix well.
  7. Flour your hands to prevent the dough from sticking and spread on prepared jelly roll pan.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes (Do not over-bake or you’ll end up with dry bars).

For the Frosting:

  1. Beat butter until creamy.
  2. Mix in the vanilla and salt.
  3. Add the powdered sugar gradually, mixing well.
  4. Add the milk and mix until it reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Spread the frosting onto the cooled cake bars.
  6. Sprinkle on some nonpareils.