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Sugar Cookie Bars with Chocolate Frosting and Coconut

Sugar Cookie Bars with Chocolate Frosting

These sugar cookie bars are going to be your next favorite dessert!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sugar cookie bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookie bars
Author Rebecca Swanner


Cookie Bars

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Chocolate Buttercream

  • cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 oz. cocoa powder (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp. butter room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. whole milk add 1-2 more Tbsp. as needed


Sugar Cookie Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and cream cheese until combined. Add sugar. Combine for 3 minutes on high.
  • Add egg, let mix for 30 second. Add second egg. Let mix for 30 seconds.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Reduce mixer speed to slow and add flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour sugar cookie bar batter into prepared pan and spread mixture until there is one even layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes on middle rack until edges are a light golden brown. Remove and let cool on cooling rack.

Chocolate Frosting

  • Combine confectioner's sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and butter in mixer on medium speed.
  • Add milk, one tablespoon at a time until buttercream reaches a spreadable consistency.
  • Once cookie bars have fully cooled, frost with chocolate buttercream frosting. Top with coconut flakes.