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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These reduced sugar cookie bars are easy to make and sweet for all occasions. Thick, moist, and chewy delights topped with fluffy frosting and colorful sprinkles. A fun new take on a traditionally yummy cookie, but now in a bar that can be enjoyed by many more! Think of this sweet delectable treat as the go-to for school gatherings, special events, or just for a special group of friends and family. Let’s make sweet memories one slice at a time. 

By Lauren of @brightmomentco
Prep Time
PREP TIME
25 mins
Cook Time
COOK TIME
25 mins
Total Time
TOTAL TIME
50 mins
Servings
SERVINGS
18-20 servings

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Bars Ingredients:

· 2 ¾ cup flour
· ¾ teaspoon baking powder
· ½ teaspoon salt
· 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
· ½ cup butter (softened)
· ½ cup olive oil (or substitute with more softened butter)
· 2 large eggs
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· ¼ teaspoon almond extract

 

Frosting Ingredients:

· ½ cup butter (softened)
· ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
· Optional: ¼ cup strawberry jam
· Optional: all-natural pink food coloring
 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13" baking dish with parchment paper for easy pull-out.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, Purecane™ Baking Sweetener, baking powder, and salt until well incorporated. 
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened butter, olive oil, cream cheese, and eggs together until smooth and well combined. Stir in the vanilla and almond extract. 
  4. Add in the flour mixture, then stir until well combined and cookie dough-like batter consistency. 
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish. Use a rubber spatula or wet hands to spread out the batter in the pan evenly. 
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan completely. 
  7. While sugar cookie bars are cooling, prepare your frosting, beat the softened butter on medium speed until smooth (about 1 to 2 minutes). 
  8. Add the confectioners' sugar. Beat on low speed until combined, about 2 minutes. 
  9. Add the strawberry jam or 2 tablespoons of milk, then beat on medium speed for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the buttercream is light and fluffy. (Adjust to preference by adding more Purecane™ Confectioners Sweetener if frosting is too thin, and a little milk if too thick.) 
  10. Fold in the vanilla extract, then use a spatula to frost the cooled sugar cookie bars before decorating with sprinkles and slicing into 18 to 20 individual squares. Enjoy!

 

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These reduced sugar cookie bars are easy to make and sweet for all occasions. Thick, moist, and chewy delights topped with fluffy frosting and colorful sprinkles. A fun new take on a traditionally yummy cookie, but now in a bar that can be enjoyed by many more! Think of this sweet delectable treat as the go-to for school gatherings, special events, or just for a special group of friends and family. Let’s make sweet memories one slice at a time. 

By Lauren of @brightmomentco

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Bars Ingredients:

· 2 ¾ cup flour
· ⅓ cup Purecane™ zero-calorie Baking Sweetener 
· ¾ teaspoon baking powder
· ½ teaspoon salt
· 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
· ½ cup butter (softened)
· ½ cup olive oil (or substitute with more softened butter)
· 2 large eggs
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· ¼ teaspoon almond extract

 

Frosting Ingredients:

· ½ cup butter (softened)
· 1 cup Purecane™ Confectioners Sweetener
· ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
· Optional: ¼ cup strawberry jam
· Optional: all-natural pink food coloring
 

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13" baking dish with parchment paper for easy pull-out.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, Purecane™ Baking Sweetener, baking powder, and salt until well incorporated. 
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened butter, olive oil, cream cheese, and eggs together until smooth and well combined. Stir in the vanilla and almond extract. 
  4. Add in the flour mixture, then stir until well combined and cookie dough-like batter consistency. 
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish. Use a rubber spatula or wet hands to spread out the batter in the pan evenly. 
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan completely. 
  7. While sugar cookie bars are cooling, prepare your frosting, beat the softened butter on medium speed until smooth (about 1 to 2 minutes). 
  8. Add the confectioners' sugar. Beat on low speed until combined, about 2 minutes. 
  9. Add the strawberry jam or 2 tablespoons of milk, then beat on medium speed for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the buttercream is light and fluffy. (Adjust to preference by adding more Purecane™ Confectioners Sweetener if frosting is too thin, and a little milk if too thick.) 
  10. Fold in the vanilla extract, then use a spatula to frost the cooled sugar cookie bars before decorating with sprinkles and slicing into 18 to 20 individual squares. Enjoy!