Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are an easy way to get that delicious sugar cookie flavor but in the form of a bar. The sugar cookie dough is filled with flavors of vanilla and almond, and the buttercream frosting is absolutely finger licking good!
I know I *just* posted a Christmas cookie recipe but when it comes to holiday sweets, I’m on a roll and there’s no stopping me now! Although, after making these Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars, I’m honestly not sure I need any other recipe this Christmas. These sugar cookie bars are SO freaking good that I had to eat two and then give the rest away.
These bars are full of flavor from the almond and vanilla extracts. Is anyone else a sucker for almond extract flavored goodies? I just can’t resist them. Not only are these cookie bars insanely delish, but the holiday sprinkles make them festive and cheery. I think these would be so perfect for a holiday potluck or party!
These Christmas cookie bars are super easy to make. To start, beat the butter and sugar together until they’re well combined, about a minute or so. Then add the eggs, a teaspoon almond extract, and teaspoon vanilla extract, beating until well combined. Next, add the baking powder, cornstarch, salt, and flour, and beat until combined. Last, fold in the sprinkles. Spread the mixture into a greased baking sheet (could also line it with parchment paper if you want!) and bake in a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes. Cool completely.
Then make the buttercream frosting. If you prefer, you could use your favorite cream cheese frosting, too, but I like buttercream. Beat the butter and almond extract together and then slowly add in the powdered sugar, followed by the cream. Spread onto the cooled bars with a knife or an offset spatula and then decorate with more sprinkles. You could also add some food coloring to the frosting to make these even more festive. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Store leftovers covered with plastic wrap or in Tupperware.