This Orange dreamsicle Sugar Cookie Bars recipe is a soft sugar cookies bar recipe with a homemade dreamsicle frosting recipe. It's made with a chewy sugar cookie bars recipe and delicious orange creamsicle frosting. This dessert recipe is perfect for a BBQ, potluck or a bake sale.
How to make Dreamsicle Frosting:
If you've jumped on the bandwagon of the Orange Creamsicle flavor craze, these sugar cookie bars are the perfect dessert for you. They're a beautiful blend of vanilla and orange creamy frosting on a soft and chewy sugar cookie bar.
This dreamsicle frosting recipe is so easy. The flavors that makeup dreamsicle are vanilla and orange flavor. To make a dreamsicle frosting just make your butter cream frosting and then when the recipe calls for flavor extract, add vanilla and orange. A little orange zest and orange essential oil would be amazing too.
If you love the combo of orange and vanilla flavors, you're going to want to try these Homemade Orange Rolls, and Orange Dreamsicle Cookies. Oh my, these dessert recipes are incredible and loaded with the dreamcicle flavors you love.
If you want sugar cookies without all the fuss of baking them in several batches, sugar cookie bars are the perfect solution. These easy sugar cookie bars are quick to mix together and only take about 20 minutes to bake.
These simple sugar cookie bars have an easily adaptable frosting recipe. This orange creamsicle frosting recipe can be made into just about any flavor of frosting. You can start with this Buttercream Frosting Recipe and then substitute the orange extract and vanilla extract or add your favorite flavor. They are such an easy sugar cookie bar recipe.
Storing Baked Cookie Bars
You can store the cookie bars already baked.
- Airtight Container- If you want to store the cookie bars already baked, just place them in a container with a lid or a ziplock bag. They will stay fresh for a few days.
- Freezer- If you haven’t tried this method, you’re missing out. Cookie bars freeze really well and are so fun to grab out of the freezer and enjoy. Let them thaw for a few minutes and you’ll have an extra chewy cookie bar to enjoy. Cookies can remain in the freezer, in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.
- Thaw- If you want to make them ahead of time, you can bake them in the cookie sheet, cover in a double layer of plastic wrap, and then pull them out of the freezer a couple of hours before you need them. If you're using frosting, it's best to frost the cookie bars when they are frozen, after you pull them out of the freezer.
Orange Dreamcicle Sugar Cookie Bars
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter at room temp
- 1 ½ cup sugar white, granulated
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
Orange Dreamcicle Buttercream Frosting
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
- ½ cup butter room temp
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp orange extract
- zest 1 orange zest from one orange
- 2 ½-3 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
Sugar Cookie Bars
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Spray a 9 by 13" pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add the eggs and then beat well. Gradually beat flour mixture into the butter mixture.
- Press the dough onto a glass baking dish, 9 by13", pan. Cover the bottom of the pan as evenly as possible with the cookie dough.
- Bake in a 325-degree oven for 20-22 minutes or until just barely golden. Take out of the oven and let cool.
For the Orange Dreamcicle Buttercream Frosting
- In a large bowl, add butter. Using a hand mixer (a stand mixer works great too) beat the butter until it is light and fluffy. Add half of the powdered sugar and mix on low speed at first and then increase the speed to medium until the mixture is coming together.
- Slowly add in 2 ½ Tablespoons of orange juice, orange extract, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Continue to mix for another minute or so. Beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. Add the rest of the powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy and all mixed. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the edges of the bowl when necessary. Add in the remaing ½ Tablespoon of Orange Juice if desired. The frosting should form stiff peaks.
- Spread the orange creamsicle buttercream frosting on your cooled, cookie bars and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!
Orange Dreamsicle Recipes
- Orange Dreamsicle Cookies
- Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
- Homemade Sweet Orange Rolls
- Orange Sugar Cookie Bars
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This Orange Dreamcicle Sugar Cookie Bars recipe is a soft sugar cookies bar recipe with a homemade dreamcicle frosting recipe. It's made with a chewy sugar cookie bars recipe and delicious orange creamsicle frosting. This dessert recipe is perfect for a BBQ, potluck or a bake sale.