These Softest Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are a little piece of heaven! They’re perfectly thick, soft and topped with the fluffiest vanilla buttercream frosting!
The other day in the kitchen I set out on a mission to make the softest, thickest, butteriest, best sugar cookie bars imaginable. And, I’m not trying to brag (well maybe I am), but I did it! 🙂
I seriously dream of thick, soft sugar cookies with white, cloud-like frosting all the time. No joke. The kind that almost melts in your mouth. The kind that is buttery and perfectly sweet and sky high.
I made these in a 9″x13″ pan to create more depth. The key to the perfectly soft (and not dry) sugar cookie bar is to bake it to absolute perfection! You want them to just barely be set, so they’re not jiggly, but you don’t want to start seeing brown around the edges or on top at all.
Testing with a toothpick is not ideal for cookies, but it gave me an idea of how the layer was baking up. You want to see moist crumbs come onto the toothpick, but you don’t want the residue to be runny at all. Be sure to peek in the oven often to see how it’s looking. I always set my timer for less than the recipe calls for and then check every few minutes afterwards, to be sure not to over bake. There’s nothing that makes me want to cry quite like a ruined batch of dessert!
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I can’t think of a better treat to serve to those you love than an absolutely divine sugar cookie bar! Add festive sprinkles and they are even more irresistible! Switch up the sprinkles for any occasion, holiday or celebration!
We’ve made these twice in the last week! The first time, we shared with friends, and the kids didn’t feel like they’d had enough. 🙂 These are SO good!
You’ll never need another sugar cookie bar recipe if you have this one in your life! Enjoy!