Easter Egg Sugar Cookie Bars

Easter Sugar Cookie Bars

These Easter Egg Sugar Cookie Bars are a yummy and fun Easter treat for the family. I love that the bars are soft and the coconut on top adds more of a texture and makes it sweeter. My husband too loved the coconut on top, but my little girls didn’t like it as much because of the texture, so I left off the coconut on part of the bars.  My girls had fun helping me decorate the top with Easter candy eggs.


Easter Egg Sugar Cookie Bars
 
Ingredients
  • BARS:
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2½ cups flour
  • FROSTING:
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • green food coloring
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • green food coloring
  • Easter candy eggs
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the 1 cup butter, 8 oz. cream cheese, sugar and egg and mix for about 4 minutes. Add in vanilla and almond extract and mix for another 1 minute.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until combined.
  3. Press the dough onto a greased 12x16 cookie sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. To make the frosting, in a mixing bowl, mix the ¼ cup butter and 2 oz cream cheese for 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring and mix until light and fluffy.
  5. Spread frosting on top of bars after they are cooled.
  6. For the topping, in a small bowl, mix the shredded coconut and green food coloring. Sprinkle it on top of the frosting, and top with Easter candy eggs.

 

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