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Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars

Thick, chewy, and sweet sugar cookie bar topped with pink vanilla butter cream frosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, buttercream frosting, soft and chewy, sugar cookie
Servings: 24
Calories: 511kcal
Author: Rachael

Ingredients

Cookie Bar

  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup softened butter 2 cubes
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5.3 ounce vanilla greek yogurt single serve container
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting

  • 1 cup softened butter 2 cubes
  • 7 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 standard sized bags
  • 1/2 cup half and half or milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • A few drops red food coloring

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt
  • In a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar for at least 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs and yogurt to butter mixture and cream for another 2 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and let mix for another 30 seconds.
  • Slowly add in flour mixture, and let incorporate fully.
  • Spray a 18 x 13 jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment
  • Carefully press the dough into the pan so it is nice and even (you can use a rolling pin)
  • Bake 18-20 minutes until just barely golden brown on edges.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Mix together frosting ingredients in a large bowl using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whipping until fluffy.
  • Use a spatula to spread the frosting over the bar
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 71mg | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.8mg