The Best Sugar Cookie Bars

The Best Sugar Cookie Bars |

Happy Valentines Day!  This is one of our favorite holidays.  We celebrate “love month” at our house.  I just love this holiday.  My favorite part about it… seeing the kids go the extra mile to share their love for each other.  Melts this momma’s heart.

I knew I wanted to make decorated sugar cookies for my kiddos on Valentines, but I just didn’t have time to do the whole rolling and cutting thing.  I decided that I would do Sugar Cookie Bars.  These really are so good and easy too.  They taste just like my mom’s famous Christmas cookies which just delights my kids.  They are a nice light cookie with that wonderful creamy buttercream frosting.  Seriously.  They are the best Sugar Cookie Bars you will find.

The Best Sugar Cookie Bars |

The Best Sugar Cookie Bars
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream OR greek yogurt
For The Frosting:
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 2½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • red or pink food coloring (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Line a large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray well with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flours, baking powder and salt; stir together and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until creamy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat well. Add in the sour cream (or greek yogurt) until combined.
  5. Slowly add in the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Spread the dough into the prepared jelly roll pan. Dough can be sticky. Use pam on your hands to help with spreading the dough easier.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the edges are just starting to turn a light brown.
  8. Place on a wire cooling rack to cool. While cooling, you can start making your frosting.
  9. In a bowl, add the butter, powdered sugar and beat well until light and fluffy. Add in the milk, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat well until all combined.
  10. Spread frosting over the cookie bars once they have cooled. You can top with sprinkles you want.
  11. Place the bars in the fridge for an hour or so to set the frosting well. Cut into bars using a pizza cutter.
  12. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Peanut Butter and Peppers.

Cinnamon Streusel Pizza

Cinnamon Streusel Pizza |

Whenever we go to our local pizza buffet, we immediately check out the dessert cart to make sure that they have this on there.  If not, we request that they make it.  I know you aren’t surprised since you already know my love for ALL things cinnamon sugar.  The funny thing is that I had never made it at home before.  Well, until this week.  Oh my goodness.  I probably shouldn’t have made it because now we are going to be craving it.

This recipe is  one of those great short cut recipes too because it uses Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough.  I am all about shortcuts  and Pillsbury is definitely a go to in that area.  This is especially true on busy weeknights.  I am planning to try one with a homemade crust soon and will be sure to let you know how it compares.

In the meantime, here is a GREAT little sweet treat that I know your whole family will enjoy.

Cinnamon Streusel Pizza
  • ¼ cup butter, cold
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp soft butter
  • 1¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ Tbsp milk
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and flour. Now cut in the cold butter to form crumbs.
  3. Separate crescent rolls dough into the pre-scored triangles and place on your cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle with crumb mixture.
  5. Put in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Mix together your glaze ingredients. Microwave for 15 seconds and stir again.
  7. Now drizzle over the pizza.
  8. Enjoy!

Adapted from Chef in Training

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies |

Cinnamon sugar cookies are one of my daughter’s favorite cookies.  I love these because they are quick to make and delicious.

When I started this blog, I knew exactly what I wanted my main focus to be.  First and foremost, I wanted to share delicious tried and true recipes that my family enjoys.  I also wanted to offer you quick and easy recipes that everyone has time to make.  I know some people are avoiding boxed and processed foods, but sometimes they sure make things easier.  There are nights when we do not have the time for a meal or dessert that is made from scratch.  That is when these quick and easy meals come in and make you look like a master chef without requiring all your time and fuss.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies |

These cookies are super quick and easy because they use Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie dough.  Whenever I go into the grocery store, I always pick up a roll because it is so versatile.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies |

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Scoop out tablespoon size amounts of cookie dough and roll in your hands to make a ball.
  3. Then roll the ball of dough through the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Place balls on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Flatten cookies slightly with a spatula. Use spatula to create a light grid on top of cookies.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the cookies with more cinnamon sugar mixture.
  7. Put cookies in the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.
  8. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  9. Enjoy!

What is your favorite cookie?