Sugar Cookie Squares

Published November 13, 2011. Updated July 10, 2020

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Who doesn’t love a fluffy thick frosted sugar cookie? These are all that goodness you find in that delicious sugar cookie without all the hard work! You don’t have to bake or frost individual cookies.

All you have to do is spread all the dough out in one pan, bake and frost. Simple as that. These are perfect for parties, not only for kids but for adults too.

You are sure to get smiles from these delightful treats! As you eat one you may even feel like a kid again =). Have a great day! Enjoy!

16 Quick & Easy 30 Minute Recipes! (plus weekly recipe updates)

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Sugar Cookie Squares

My favorite soft and fluffy, perfectly sweet, sugar cookie bars!
Servings: 24
Prep30 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes


Vanilla Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 13" x 9" baking dish, set aside. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy about 3-4 minutes. Stir in egg and egg white. Add sour cream, vanilla and almond extract and mix until blended. Slowly add dry mixture and stir until combined. With buttered hands, gently press (so gently almost patting) mixture into buttered baking dish. Bake 15 - 17 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and bars are set. Cool completely, then frost and cut into squares.

Vanilla Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip together butter and powdered sugar and half and half until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Add in food optional food coloring and mix until well blended.
  • *Recipe updated 4/5/15. Originally 8 Tbsp I've started making them with 10 and like them even more.