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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

I am all about a soft pillowy cookie, so it is no surprise that I had to make (and can’t seem to stop making), these frosted sugar cookie bars. With a dense, yet incredibly soft center and a fluffy whipped frosting, these bars are truly addictive. I decorated these bars to the max with pink and white sprinkles in honor of Valentine’s Day, but these bars are what I like to call, “holiday adaptable“.

frosted sugar cookie bars

These frosted sugar cookie bars are just delightful, but I did not invent them. This recipe is from The New York Times, which actually adapted these heavenly cookies from “American Girl Cookies. This is funny in so many ways. But in all honesty, I was a fan from day one. I have modified the Times recipe slightly, but the original one can be seen here.

frosted sugar cookie bars

This fool-proof recipe channels everything there is to love about a wonderful sugar cookie but brings them to you in the form of a bar cookie. Topped with a pale pink frosting, festive heart shaped sprinkles and you have the perfect treat for someone special.

frosted sugar cookie bars

Aluminum vs. Glass Baking Pans

Many people ask if the material of the baking pan matters or not when baking something like a cookie bar. And the truth is, yes, it does. Aluminum is a very good heat conductor, which means baked goods will brown evenly. Glass bakeware, in comparison, is heavier than aluminum and more expensive. And because glass is an insulator, it’s actually slow to heat. But once hot, glass retains heat for such a long time it can actually result in uneven baking.

frosted sugar cookie bars

Now, a tip, once you make these outrageously delicious cookie bars, be sure to save the recipe. These bars are so easy you will absolutely want to make them again for all those warm-weather holidays headed our way, from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July, these bars may just become your new go-to.

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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