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These Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars are soft, chewy and loaded with buttery goodness. The frosting has a fabulous cool peppermint flavor and is topped with crushed candy cane pieces. The batch makes a lot of bars, making these treasures perfect for gift giving. Add them to your holiday treat plate or take them to a party.

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars from Jamie Cooks It Up!

They are a fabulous treat to be sure.

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars (3) from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars

Serves: 35-40 bars Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 3 Tb whipping cream
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • dash salt
  • 20 miniature candy canes


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium sized mixing bowl cream together the butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
3. Add the egg and beat for an additional 1 minute.
4. Add the vanilla and beat until combined.
5. In a separate bowl toss together the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour. Add it to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
6. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread the dough over the pan.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow the bars to cool completely.
8. To make the frosting, cream together all ingredients. Add more cream if the mixture is too dry and more powdered sugar if the mixture is too thin.
9. Place 20 miniature candy canes in a large ziploc bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the candy into shards.
10. Spread the frosting over the cooled bars and immediately sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the top.
11. Allow the frosting to set up (refrigerating will speed up this process), cut into bars and serve! 

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  1. These look delicious! And the fact that this is a bar cookie, which is faster to bake than sheets of cookies…just makes me happy!

  2. You are my go-to when making treats for the neighbors to wish them a Merry Christmas. This is a new one this year we’re going to try. When you say large cookie sheet, are we talking like a sheet pan? Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours!