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Sugar Cookie Bars are quick, easy, and delicious! Using cake mix, sugar cookie mix, butter, and eggs – it’s the perfect easy bar cookie recipe! 

This cookie recipe is made with a boxed cake mix, and a cookie mix, too! Did I mention that these are easy sugar cookie bars? They’re fast, simple, and full of flavor! 

Make sure to check out my 10 Tricks To Make A Box Cake Mix Taste Homemade as well! 

sugar cookie bars stacked on top of each other with frosting and sprinkles on top

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

The best thing about this sugar cookie bar recipe, besides the flavor, is that it uses cake mix and sugar cookie mix for the best flavor and texture.

With just 5 simple ingredients, you can always have the ingredients on hand to make this easy dessert.

Who knew that the combination of a sugar cookie mix and a simple white cake mix could create a cookie bar recipe that would literally melt perfectly in your mouth?! The texture is similar to Homemade Lofthouse Cookies!

And if you’re a fan of using cake mixes for your desserts, make certain to check out our 35+ Easy Cake Mix Recipes – Hacks Using A Box Cake Mix as well. So many simple recipes that require hardly anything from you!

sugar cookie bar ingredients

Recipe Ingredients

The ingredient list is short and sweet and budget-friendly!

  • sugar cookie mix – I love using the Betty Crocker cookie mix! 
  • white cake mix – you can easily use another type of cake mix if you’d like! 
  • butter – make sure that you use unsalted butter for this recipe! 
  • eggs – The eggs act as the binding agent with the two mixes. 
  • vanilla

how to make the best sugar cookie bars

Instructions to make these sugar cookie bars with frosting

Step 1: Preheat the oven

Heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13X9-inch pan with cooking spray.

Step 2: Mix the ingredients

In a large bowl, beat the sugar cookie mix, cake mix, melted butter, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds and then beat on medium speed for about 1 minute or until blended. Spread in prepared pan.

Step 3: Bake in the oven

Bake for around 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.

Frost with my Sugar Cookie Frosting and top with sprinkles. You can turn these into Christmas sugar cookie bars with red and green sprinkles. 

box cake mix sugar cookie bars in a baking pan Tips + Variations

Since this recipe uses a cake mix, you can easily change up the flavoring of the cake mix that you’re using to change up the taste and flavor. Try chocolate, lemon, strawberry, or really any other type of boxed cake mix flavor to see how easy and different you can make the flavors.

If you want to add in a little bit of moistness, you can also add a dollop of Greek yogurt and mix as well. Don’t overdo it, a little bit goes a long way. 

Leave off the frosting and make these sugar cookie bars without frosting. Instead of frosting, you can use powdered sugar or nothing at all. 

Sugar Cookie Bars Without Cream Cheese FAQS

You’re going to want to bake them for about 30-35 minutes. You should then start to notice that they’re turning a golden brown and are ready to be removed from the oven.

The good news is that these cookie bars are easy to freeze. Just cut them into bars, add them to a freezer-safe bag or container and place them in your freezer for later. It’s really as simple as that.

Anything you want! Drizzle melted chocolate, add some shredded coconut, various sprinkles of different shapes and colors are all great choices.

I like to melt chocolate chips and drizzle those across the top, too. Whatever you want to do is delicious and totally worth it. 

Don’t forget to use homemade buttercream frosting. Changing up the frosting flavor changes up the taste every single time. 

close up of dessert bars with bite taken out of it.

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars are quick, easy, and delicious! Using cake mix, sugar cookie mix, butter, and eggs – it's the perfect easy bar cookie recipe!
4.89 from 9 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pouch 1 lb 1.5 oz sugar cookie mix
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, beat the sugar cookie mix, cake mix, melted butter, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Turn the mixer to medium speed for about 1 minute more or until blended.
  • Spread the sugar cookie mixture into the pan.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Use my sugar cookie frosting to frost the bars and top with Christmas sprinkles.
Keyword: bar cookies, cake mix cookies, sugar cookies
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!


  1. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how nicely these turned out!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

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