Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total time: about 1 hour

Yield: one 8x8-inch pan



  • 1 package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter, softened
  • ¼ cup red, green, and white holiday flat sprinkles (jimmies)


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened (lite okay)
  • ¼ cup (half of 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons red, green, and white holiday sprinkles (jimmies or your favorite)



  1. 1. Heat oven to 350°F, line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. 2. To a large bowl, add the package of cookie mix, egg, butter, and mix to stir to combine.
  3. 3. Stir in ¼ cup sprinkles. 
  4. 4. Press dough into prepared pan and bake for about 24 to 26 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely before frosting. 


  1. 1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and butter; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and salt; continue mixing on low speed until frosting is smooth.
  2. 2. Spread frosting evenly over bars. 
  3. 3. Evenly sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sprinkles. Slice and serve.