Vanilla Cookie Bars with Vanilla Frosting Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 21, 2022
Vanilla Cookie Bars with Vanilla Frosting Recipe

How To Make Vanilla Cookie Bars with Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Thanks to plenty of vanilla beans, these vanilla cookie bars make the best dessert for any celebration. It is nut-free, decadently moist, and super tasty.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes




  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • cuppowdered sugar
  • 1smallSeeds of vanilla bean
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  • ½cupbutter
  • 1smallSeeds of vanilla bean
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 3tbsphalf and half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 13×9-inch baking dish, set aside.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer. whip together butter, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean seeds until pale and fluffy.

  4. Stir in eggs one at a time then mix in vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture and mix just until combined.

  5. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray and gently press mixture into prepared baking dish.

  6. Bake until bars are set and no longer doughy in the center, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely, then frost and cut into squares.


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter with vanilla bean seeds until light and fluffy.

  2. Mix in vanilla, powdered sugar, and 2 Tbsp half and a half and mix until light and fluffy.

  3. If needed add more half and half, 1 teaspoon at a time to reach the desired consistency.


  • Calories: 300.14kcal
  • Fat: 14.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.56g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.89g
  • Fiber: 0.46g
  • Sugar: 26.34g
  • Protein: 2.62g
  • Cholesterol: 56.04mg
  • Sodium: 91.60mg
  • Calcium: 33.39mg
  • Potassium: 34.06mg
  • Iron: 0.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 126.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
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