It’s a Fact: Sugar Cookie Bars Make People Happy

Sugar Cookie Bars! This recipe has been making the rounds on the internet for quite some time. I discovered them last year on The Repressed Pastry Chef blog, tucked the recipe into my collection and finally made them a couple of weeks ago.

Such a simple idea, really. Sugar cookie dough spread into a rimmed cookie sheet (or jelly roll pan), baked until they’re cookie-like, and frosted with a simple sugary frosting.

I opted to use a couple of different kinds of sprinkles – sprinkling half of my pan with one type & half with another.

They seem like a spring recipe to me… or something you might like to serve at a baby shower. Maybe it’s the tinted icing, or maybe it’s the festive sprinkles. In any case, they seem to make people happy.


See? Happy people. And there were many more happy people, too… since this recipe makes about 32 bars :)

This recipe can be found here: Sugar Cookie Bars.

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34 Responses to “It’s a Fact: Sugar Cookie Bars Make People Happy”

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    Arnold — April 8, 2010 @ 6:29 AM

    I have to agree. Anything with sugar in it makes me happy. Love your photos.

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    Daryl Callahan — April 8, 2010 @ 6:21 AM

    How cute is he! What a smile!!!

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    Elle — April 8, 2010 @ 6:22 AM

    I keep wanting to try these! They look so good, and super easy. Nice photos!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — April 8, 2010 @ 6:28 AM

    Those look amazing!! My mouth is just watering looking at them.

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    cookiepie — April 8, 2010 @ 6:31 AM

    Adorable! What a great idea!

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    patsy — April 8, 2010 @ 6:41 AM

    I know a couple of kids those cookie bars would definitely make happy! I never thought to make sugar cookies into bars… truly a fabulous idea!

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    Lydia — April 8, 2010 @ 6:42 AM

    Ohhhh…I love sugar cookies! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Sara — April 8, 2010 @ 7:52 AM

    These would make me very, very happy!

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    Michelle — April 8, 2010 @ 8:19 AM

    I love sugar cookie bars, but what’s not to love, right?

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    Joanne — April 8, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

    I think it’s the sprinkles. Sprinkles make everything better.

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    Heather — April 8, 2010 @ 11:47 AM

    So cute -must make these!

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    Mary — April 8, 2010 @ 11:51 AM

    Mmmm these look delicious! And so cute!

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    RecipeGirl's Mom — April 8, 2010 @ 12:42 PM

    The Sugar cookie bars look good, but the test taster looks even better. The kid must be an expert in the field of tasting by now. That’s what his grandma thinks!

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    Cookie — April 8, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

    These bars look so cheerful! Perfect springtime treats! I would be happy eating them too! :)

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    Jenna — April 8, 2010 @ 6:08 PM

    I am so making these this weekend. They look awesome.

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    Cathy - wheresmydam — April 8, 2010 @ 5:30 PM

    This would make me happy too! Love the festive colors cannot help but smile looking at this one! Love it!

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    Dirty Gourmet — April 8, 2010 @ 7:59 PM

    Mmm, these look great, especially with the sprinkles!

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    ali @ gimme some oven — April 8, 2010 @ 8:10 PM

    I adore the skinny rainbow sprinkles! How cute!!! :)

    These bars sound AMAZING.

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    Leah — April 8, 2010 @ 9:47 PM

    I am glad I ran across this recipe! My husband’s birthday is coming up next week and he loves sugar cookies. I will give this one a try!

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    VeggieGirl — April 9, 2010 @ 3:16 AM

    So colorful and fun!

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    Elizabeth — April 9, 2010 @ 6:53 AM

    I agree – vanilla and sprinkles just seem to sing out spring.

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    Michelle — April 9, 2010 @ 7:17 AM

    Great idea! This recipe may be popular but I’ve not seen it before but I lead a sheltered life!

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    Katrina — April 9, 2010 @ 7:17 AM

    Ok, that looks like that cookie was shoved in his face! ;)
    I’ve seen those around, too, and have wanted to make them. (So much more simple than cutting out cookies.)

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    Barbara — April 9, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

    What a clever idea! I can think of a thousand ways to decorate that! And I bet you did too ’cause you’re so clever that way. I find the best recipes here!!
    And yes, I’d say that was a very happy cookie-taster!
    (In a couple weeks I’m going to do a post on your chocolate-swirled peanut butter cookies. I’ll let you know when the link is up.)

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    leslie — April 9, 2010 @ 1:57 PM

    Happy indeed!

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    Gera @ SweetsFoods — April 9, 2010 @ 1:21 PM

    Any doubt that sweets make happy? Totally confirmed!! Lori, any leftovers for me???

    Cheers,

    Gera

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    EmilyRosyCheeks — April 9, 2010 @ 7:13 PM

    OMG I made these sugar cookie bars today after seeing you recipe on foodgawker the other day. I hadn’t been able to get them outta my head so I made them and wow, they are so yummy! I haven’t gotten a second opinion yet, but I don’t think that will be a problem ;) thanks for a fun new easy recipe~~

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    yael — April 10, 2010 @ 1:23 AM

    I can definitely see how these could make anyone happy!

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    Sarah Caron — April 10, 2010 @ 9:46 AM

    YUM! Those photos made my mouth water. The sprinkles make them look so fun and springy. Very nice.

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    marla {family fresh — April 11, 2010 @ 11:39 AM

    Of course these sugar cookie bars would make people happy…they are so bright and festive. Like those rice shaped sprinkles.

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    Louise — April 11, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

    Delightfully festive and obviously smile worthy. I’m still smiling as a matter of fact!

    Thanks for sharing…

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    Sarah — April 13, 2010 @ 5:50 AM

    Oh wow these look excellent.Gonna make em methinks!

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — April 29, 2010 @ 2:25 AM

    These look delicious! And so easy :)

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    Mariel — May 27, 2010 @ 7:49 AM

    That’s such a clever idea, love it! I wanted to share with you my recipe for sugar cookies…the secret ingredient of buttermilk makes them SO soft and chewy (they are addicting!)

    http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2009/12/soft-chewy-pretty-much-best-dang-sugar.html