Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars are thick and chewy, frosted with a classic buttercream and topped with festive sprinkles.

Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween desserts, sugar cookie bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 383 kcal
Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars are thick and chewy, frosted with a classic buttercream and topped with festive sprinkles.
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Ingredients

Cookie Dough:

  • 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

Frosting:

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray or use a shallow disposable aluminum pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Press cookie dough into prepared baking pans. Bake for 2-25 minutes or until edges are a light brown. Allow to cool before frosting.
  5. 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.
  6. Frost and decorate as desired!
Nutrition Facts
Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.