Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars are sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
This recipe is the perfect Halloween dessert to serve at a party or get together. If cookies seem like too much work, you can make them all in a pan and then cut. So easy!
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Halloween Sugar Cookies
Can you believe Halloween is around the corner? I feel like it was just New Year’s and here I am baking up Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars! Just like regular sugar cookie bars, but with some holiday flare.
Even though I don’t dress up, I love to watch giddy little kids go door-to-door and see their creative outfits.
My perfect Halloween has always been fun and creative as opposed to ghoulish gore and my desserts are no exception. Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars are the perfect sweet treat to bring to any dress-up party, office function or costume parade.
So easy to make, the kids can even jump in to help! What better ingredients to use for quality baking time than Dixie Crystals, a trusted Southern brand since 1917!
Dixie Crystals aims to get families spending time together in the kitchen creating memories. In addition to making Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars, also check out their recipe library with 1,000+ recipes and Kids in the Kitchen, filled with all sorts of family-friendly activities.
Family Friendly Halloween Dessert
Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars are sure to become a new tradition as a treat the whole family enjoys. From start to finish, they only take about an hour, that is all!
Let the kids decorate using piped frosting or spooky sprinkles. Cut sugar cookie bars into squares and make decorating into a fun holiday party activity!
More easy Halloween recipes:
- Halloween Bark
- Halloween Rice Krispie Treat Cake
- Easy Halloween Cake
- Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats
- Cake Cone Witch Hats
Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars
- 1 cup Dixie Crystals Sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 large egg
- 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract*
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- Purple Food Coloring
- Festive Sprinkles or Other Spooky Decorations
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray or use a shallow disposable aluminum pan coated with cooking spray.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter for cookie dough until fluffy and light. Cream in Dixie Crystals sugar, combining fully. Lastly, add egg, vanilla and water until fully mixed, scraping down the sides as you go.
- Sift together dry ingredients for cookie dough and slowly add to bowl. Mixture should pull away from bowl walls and not be terribly sticky. If it is, add an additional 1 tablespoon of water or flour, accordingly.
- Press cookie dough into prepared baking pans. Bake for 2-25 minutes or until edges are a light brown. Allow to cool before frosting.
- To prepare frosting, beat butter until light and fluffy and then add remaining ingredients. Add more milk or Dixie Crystals powdered sugar until it reaches a spreadable consistency.
- Frost and decorate as desired!
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Huge yum for these! They look great!
My daughter LOVES sugar cookie bars…and I love that purple frosting!
I’m in love with the way the color turned out as well!
Oh, boy, easy and delicious! My family loves anything coated in frosting—these bars would be a huge hit!