5 from 2 votes
One Pan Sugar Cookie Bars. Leave the rolling pin and cookie cutters in the drawer and turn your dough into this bar-cookie dream.
One Pan Sugar Cookie Bars | Tara Teaspoon
Work Time
45 mins
Cook Time
19 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 
Get creative and decorate these One Pan Sugar Cookie Bars in a plaid pattern. You can also ice them in a solid color and add sprinkles.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yield: 20 Bars
Calories: 143 kcal
Ingredients
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Frosting recipe below
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with a strip of parchment, allowing edges to hang over opposite sides. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, egg white, sour cream and vanilla and mix until blended. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. With greased hands, gently press dough into pan. Bake until the edges are lightly golden, 17 to 19 min. Cool completely, then frost and decorate. Use the parchment overhang to lift from pan; slice and serve.
Vanilla Frosting-- Beat together 6 tbsp softened, unsalted butter, 2½ cups confectioners' sugar and 3 to 4 tbsp milk until fluffy. Stir in ½ tsp vanilla extract and ⅛ tsp salt. Tint with food coloring.
Recipe Notes

What I will tell you about the technique of a bar cookie, is this: It's very important (only to make your life easier) to line the bottom of the sheet pan with parchment. Cut it so it fits just inside the bottom of the pan and lays flat. Then allow the ends to hang over the pan a bit. This will allow you to remove the sugar cookie bars in one piece to frost and cut easily outside of the pan.

Nutrition Facts
One Pan Sugar Cookie Bars | Tara Teaspoon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.