If you need an easy shareable dessert, these funfetti sugar cookie bars are perfect! You can make a batch of them in less than 30 minutes and have a yummy treat to share with friends!
I’ve always been obsessed with funfetti cupcakes. They’re by far my favorite cupcake flavor. For our wedding, a friend of ours even got us a funfetti pack with funfetti cookie mix, cake mix, pancake mix and of course funfetti icing! So it’s not really surprising that I would try to come up with a way to make funfetti cookie bars. The base for this cookie bar recipe comes from my All American Sugar Cookie Bar recipe. I just added sprinkles into the mix, because who doesn’t love sprinkles?
Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars
These cookie bars are SO light and tasty. The dough becomes pretty dense while cooking, but the flavors are so light. I think you could easily get away with eating at least two without having a sugar rush ;) Even though these are called sugar cookies, they really are the perfect amount of sweet. You could eat them without frosting, if you wanted to, but I personally think the frosting and sprinkles on top is the final cherry on top!
I’ve always loved making these sugar cookie bars because they’re faster to make than drop cookies- when you think about having to let each pan cool and then transferring to a drying rack. With these cookies you simply whip up the batter, pour it into the pan and press the dough in so it covers the whole pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes and then top with homemade funfetti icing!
Side note, did you know different parts of the country consider “frosting” and “icing” to be two different things? I took this dialect test and realized that I say I’m going to frost a cake with icing. So the two words aren’t interchangeable to me. Are they to you? I had never realized that I used frost as the verb and icing as the noun, until I took the test! The test shows that I was born and bred in the southwest, so it’s pretty spot on- even though most people say I have no distinct accent since I’ve lived all over.
Back to the funfetti business. The only problem with these cookie bars is that you have to share them. I kind of wish I could eat them all myself! I supposed you could, but because this recipe is so easy, it’s perfect for sharing. They’re great for birthday parties, summer get togethers, or just because you feel like cookies!Print
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2½ teaspoons vanilla, divided
- 1 cup sprinkles
- 1/2 stick of butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 13- x 9-inch pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Beat ½ cup butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
- Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Add egg, egg white, sour
- cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until blended.
- Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool on a wire rack.
- Beat buter and powdered sugar.
- Gradually add heavy cream with mixer until blended and smooth.
- If mixture is too liquidy, add more powdered sugar gradually. If mixture is too thick, add a bit more heavy cream.
- Spread over baked uncut sugar cookie bars.
- Decorate top with sprinkles.
- Cut into bars to serve.
Enjoy these easy to make, shareable cookie bars!