Sugar Cookie Bars

I made this for a quick dessert one evening when we had friends over and it was delicious and it's now a requested item here.  The bars taste just like a sugar cookie but is so much easier (and less messy) to make.  It could also be served with a small side of berries to garnish the top, or sprinkles.

Sugar Cookie Bars


1 box white cake mix, dry, not prepared
8 TBS melted butter
1 egg


8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
16 oz powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine cake mix, butter and egg in a bowl and beat until smooth.
3. Press dough down evenly into a 13x9 greased baking pan.
4. In a separate bowl combine cream cheese, eggs and powdered sugar and beat well.
5. Pour over crust and spread to corners.
6. Bake for about 25-30 minutes at 350.  It will look slightly under-baked-you don't want to overbake it.  The top will still have the consistency of frosting.
7. Remove and let cool and garnish as desire.


  1. Those look so delicious and I love nothing more than a simple but yummy recipe!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. OMGosh! Those look amazing! One of my favorite desserts is fruit pizza where I make the crust out of sugar cookies then frost with a cream cheese frosting and top with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi. I'll try making this one for sure!

  3. I just may need to take a page from your book and start a gratitude journal just to write how grateful I am for your blog - your recipes are tried and true and some of our family's favorites. I am so very very grateful you are back in this space!

  4. Sarah so glad to see you posting recipes!! I make your quick apple bar recipe often - especially this time of year. Served warm with vanilla ice cream - a hit for all! Have a great weekend.