Chocolate Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Yield: 9 large bars or 16 smaller bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook: 50 minutes

Chocolate Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are soft and chewy with an ultra thick and creamy layer of homemade chocolate frosting topped with sprinkles.

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like a sugar cookie meets a birthday cake with lots of cocoa chocolate frosting.
Texture: The sugar cookie bars are soft yet chewy while the frosting is ultra thick, rich, and creamy.
Ease: Very easy!
Appearance: I just love the sprinkles on top! They make this recipe fun for any special occasion.
Pros: Fun and playful dessert that’ll take you back to your childhood. Perfect for small celebrations!
Cons: None, just not health food.
Would I make this again? Of course.

22 Responses to “Chocolate Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars”

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 6, 2014 at 4:26 am

    This is the BEST bridal shower anyone could ever ask for. All of my best blogging buddies together to celebrate. I always thought virtual blogging parties were the sweetest thing, and now I have all of my bests doing it for me. I can’t thank you enough Tessa! I just read that your readers love my blog and that almost brings tears to my eyes. I look up to you so much and have since I first started blogging. Maybe one day you can teach me how to make one of your amazing recipe videos. Because anything I try is embarrassingly awful. These sugar cookie bars are a dream come true. I’ve only ever made something similar with vanilla frosting but chocolate sounds (and looks) even better. You know me too well! 🙂 thank you again Tessa!!

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      Tessa — August 7, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Awh Sally you are too kind!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the virtual bridal shower xoxo

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — August 6, 2014 at 7:30 am

    That frosting looks wonderful, Tessa. I want some for breakfast NOW.

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    Christi @ Love From The Oven — August 6, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Whoa. Now THAT is frosting! Those look amazing, Tessa!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Love these cookie bars! The frosting looks crazy good, Tessa!

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    Kate @ Diethood — August 6, 2014 at 8:50 am

    OMG!!! Pile on that frosting, why won’t ya?! hehe I LOVE IT!!!

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    Alexis @ Upside Down Pear — August 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

    These look incredible and the perfect addition to the bridal shower! I love reading all the support and recipes inspired by her shower and the theme “sprinkles”.

    I just want to say that Sally’s blog is my absolute favorite, and she has inspired me to become more involved in my kitchen (even though she doesn’t know it). I’ve also found so many awesome bloggers through her, and I just want to say that while I may be quiet, I really enjoy your blog as well!

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      Tessa — August 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much Alexis!!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — August 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    love that big ol’ layer of frosting! yum!!!

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    Del's cooking twist — August 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Tessa! I just stumbled upon your VERY yummy chocolate frosted sugar cookie bars you baked for Sally’s virtual bridal shower and I simply love them. I wish I could grab one through the screen!! I’m a huge fan of Sally since I started blogging and I’m now happy to meet you through her bridal shower. Cheers from the French girl behind Del’s cooking twist 😉

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      Tessa — August 7, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you! So happy to have you Del!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I would seriously INHALE these!!! Gorgeous!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    How positively decadent!! I’m in chocolate frosted love here!

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    ashley - baker by nature — August 7, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Omg Tessa these are so perfect for a Sally celebration! LOVE that frosting!

  12. #
    Gaby — August 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Craving these right now!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — August 8, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I think that cookies should always have a thick layer of icing!

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    Cassie — August 8, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I love a good sugar cookie bar and these look awesome, Tessa. I love the thick chocolate layer!

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    Anne — August 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Hey! I am making these for a get together at my house tomorrow night; there will probably be about 18-20 people. Do you think I could double the recipe and make it in a 9×13??

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      Tessa — August 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm


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    Krystle(Baking Beauty) — August 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    These sound amazing. And the frosting looks like pure fudge. Pinned!

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    Pixie — November 8, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Made these for a bake sale and they sold out so fast!

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      Tessa — November 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm


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