Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars
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These Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars are soft, chewy, and loaded with the classic flavor of sugar cookies, but require no chilling or rolling out the dough. The addition of BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie in the bars and frosting gives the treats a deliciously sweet taste that comes together in minutes!
I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve never made sugar cookies before. And they just happen to be my favorite kind of cookie. You know those Lofthouse sugar cookies with the thick layer of frosting on top? I live for those. I hardly ever buy those because I usually end up devouring them all one my own, no sharing with the hubster allowed.
My Aunt is also a great baker, and she makes her famous sugar cookies once or twice a year. When those make an appearance, I feel like I end up in a sugar cookie coma, as I just can’t resist the sweet taste and soft texture.
Although I know that whipping up a batch of sugar cookies is fairly easy, the thought of rolling out the dough and trying to make them perfectly round stresses me out a bit.
So when I had a craving for sugar cookies last week, I resisted the urge to head to the store and instead whipped up these Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars. These bars are soft, chewy, and loaded with the classic flavor of sugar cookies, but require no chilling or rolling out the dough. The addition of BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie in the bars and frosting gives the treats a deliciously sweet taste that comes together in minutes!
Now that I’ve finally made these Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars, I know they’ll be making a regular occurrence in my house. Because I don’t have to worry about rolling out the dough or cutting into the perfect shape, I can rest easier and just enjoy the delicious taste of sugar cookies, in bar form..
When I tasted the newest holiday flavor from BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers, I knew I had found my new favorite. It’s perfectly sweet, with hints of vanilla that pair perfectly with bold coffee, or in this case, sugar cookie bars!
The BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie gives these bars a subtle hint of flavor, without being too sweet. And the frosting…wow is that good! By adding a touch of creamer to it, the frosting is the perfect complement to the chewy bars. Loaded with sweet flavor, I guarantee you’ll want to keep these Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars all to yourself!
And like most of my recipes, these Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars are a breeze to whip up. The batter is made in one bowl and the dough is spread out into a baking pan. Remember, no chilling or rolling out the dough is required.
Once the bars are baked and cooled, feel free to pile on as much of the decadent frosting as you would like. But trust me when I say the more, the better! And I won’t tell if you sneak a spoonful (or three) of the frosting to “test” it out. The BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie makes the frosting irresistibly delicious! I just had to make my frosting purple, since it’s my favorite color. But feel free to color the frosting however you would like.
So the next time you’re in the mood for sugar cookies, but don’t feel like going through all of the prep work, try out these easy and oh-so delicious Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars instead! Soft, chewy, and packed with flavor, these bars will be your new favorite dessert!
Looking for more cookie recipes? I’ve got you covered!
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie, or milk or other creamer of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 4-5 tablespoons BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie, or milk or other creamer of choice
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Food coloring, if desired
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper or spray well with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment until creamy.
- Add in egg, BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie (or milk/creamer), and vanilla, Mix until combined. Add in flour, one cup at a time, followed by baking powder and salt. Mix until just combined. Press dough in an even layer into prepared pan.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until edges begin to turn slightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan.
- When bars are cool, prepare frosting. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add in BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until fluffy. Pour in a few drops of food coloring, if desired.
- Spread frosting onto cooled bars. Lift parchment paper out of pan and cut into bars.
Such a creative (and delicious) way to use the coffee creamer! I actually just bought a bottle of the Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice creamer over the weekend. Now I think I need to try the Frosted Vanilla Cookie next. I’ll keep my eye out for it! 🙂
Thank you, Blair! These coffee creamers are my favorite! I think you would love the vanilla cookie one, too! 🙂
How cute are these, and what a great way to use coffee creamer too. I could just see me serving these up at a party. Perfect party food dessert.
Yes! I love desserts like this! Easy to eat and tastes delicious! 🙂
I LOVEEEE that Bailey’s Coffee Creamer in my coffee..and we all know that anything in a sugar cookie is about 4239 times better! I could munch on these treats ALL DAY LONG!
Yes! Sugar cookie flavors in coffee is just about the best thing ever. Thanks for the kind words, Taylor!
I am obsessed with these sugar cookie beauties, Gayle! They look SO much simpler to throw together than regular sugar cookies—and that frosting! Purple frosting just automatically makes for a winner dessert. 😉
Thank you, Sarah! Purple is my favorite color, so I just couldn’t resist! 🙂
Well, for someone who has never made sugar cookies before, you hit it out of the park! Love these!
Thank you, Kate!
I love the idea of making sugar cookie bars instead of cookies! These look very tasty!
They’re SO good, Kelly!
Thank you, Kelly! I couldn’t resist the purple frosting combined with the sweet cookie! 🙂
You did a great job with these sugar cookies, Gayle! I bet the Bailey’s made them extra delicious. And that purple frosting is lovely!
Thank you, Jen!
I keep meaning to make sugar cookie bars! These are just so pretty with that frosting Gayle!! I’ll take one for after lunch please 🙂
Thank you, Ashley!
Gayle, I love these sugar cookie bars! I think I will love that coffee creamer! Lovely pictures, pinned! 🙂
Thanks for the cookie love, Manali!
I love these bars! So cute and fun! Perfect for a coffee talk! 🙂
Definitely perfect for coffee talk, Annie! 🙂
These bars look absolutely wonderful!! Love that thick frosting too. Yum! Can I have some with my morning coffee please? 🙂
Thanks, Cyndi! If we lived closer, I would definitely bring you some! 🙂
I have never made sugar cookies either! I’m not very patient and repetitive tasks like cutting out cookies make me nervous, haha! Makes your bars look even better to me 🙂
I’m not very patient either, so these bars were perfect for me! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Nora!
These cookie bars are adorable Gayle! I love the star sprinkles on top. They look great, and sound soooo delicious! Mmm! What perfect treats 🙂
Thank you, Harriet! I had a lot of fun making these!
these look fabulous! I love that there’s a kick of coffee creamer in the frosting! YUM 😉 it sounds so delicious!
Thanks, Michele! I love the flavor that the coffee creamer gives in these bars!
Congrats on making sugar cookies — and sugar cookie bars no less! I think I like bar cookies better because they’re so thick and chewy — and there’s room for more frosting! Using the coffee creamer this way was such a great idea. 🙂
Thank you, Marcie! I agree, I love that these bars are so thick and chewy. And hooray for more frosting too! 🙂
The purple, the sugar, the frosting, the Baileys, all I need is a pan of these, a blanket and a hot chocolate!! Loving the colors, so girly 🙂
Thanks for the cookie love, Katalina!
Awesome idea Gayle! These cookies look amazing! Love the frosting! Need to try these creamers! Pinned!
Thanks so much for the cookie love and pin, Mira!
Oh my gawsh, Gayle… these vanilla sugar cookie bars are sensational! I happen to love sugar cookies (and yes those loft house ones are SO dangerous), but I’m with you on the rolling… sometimes I just want to be lazy AND have a dozen sugar cookies to myself! These are beyond perfect! The addition of the bailey’s creamer just sounds epic! I’m already checking my party for ingredients, because I NEED these! Pinned!! Xo
Yes! Sometimes you just need to be lazy! Thanks for the cookie love and pin, Cheyanne!
Sugar cookie bars are the best! Love how soft and thick these look!
Well aren’t these pretty as can be?! I love the sprinkles. What is it about sprinkles that make desserts seem so happy and cheerful. Can’t wait to make these!
I’ve noticed that too! Sprinkles definitely make desserts more cheerful, Natalie! 🙂
These cookie bars look fun to make and eat. I’ve never made cookie bars, but I think that it’s nice to switch things up a bit and try something new. What a fun color for the frosting, too.
Thank you, Neeli! This was my first time making cookie bars, and it definitely won’t be the last. I love how easy this recipe is! 🙂
Thanks, Christin! This is my new way to eat a sugar cookie! 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever made sugar cookies before either! But they are so classic and so delicious that I should start making them! Cookies with icing are the best kind of cookies! I love the purple icing and the little stars, so cute!
Thanks for the cookie love, Izzy!
These bars look fantastic Gayle! I love sugar cookies and never thought about making them in bar form. Genius! And that frosting looks amazing!
Thanks for the kind words, Kelley!
How clever is this! I love that you used creamer in this! And your photos are just beautiful!
Thank you, Annie!
I know this is a post for creamer…but do you think i could just use Bailey’s?
Hi June! I’ve never tried it with Bailey’s liquor, so I’m not sure how these bars would turn out consistency wise. You could definitely try, or sub half of the Bailey’s for milk. It’s up to you. Please let me know how they turn out!
How long do these keep? Do you keep them refrigerated? Have you ever tried to freeze them? They sound delish! I can’t wait to try them!
Hi Julie! These usually last about 3-4 days covered in an airtight container at room temp. I’ve never froze or refrigerated these, so I’m not sure how they would turn out. Hope you love them if you try it and thanks for stopping by!
Ok, thank you!!
You’re very welcome!