Good Morning friends! If you’re looking for an easy, Easter-themed treat to make with your little ones, then I have just the thing for you! I came across this recipe in the middle of the night while I was trolling Pinterest in hopes of magically becoming tired (and actually falling asleep- which happened, 2 hours later). When I saw the picture for these bright, adorable little cookie bars I knew Harper and I had a baking adventure on our hands. I love baking things that aren’t too complicated so that Harper can participate, too – she especially loves pouring the ingredients, mixing the bowl, and following me around with her stool (which I’ve cursed under my breath a few times as it’s landed on my toes more times than I can count) because little Miss never wants to miss out on any kitchen action.
This recipe comes directly from PinkWhen and I didn’t change a thing. Thank you so much Jennifer, this is a recipe I’ll be using again and again! You can find the recipe below.
Easter Sugar Cookie Bars
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1 ½ Tbsp sour cream (we subbed Greek yogurt)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp almond extract
- 2 ½ cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 11 oz bag Ghiradelli white chocolate chips (yum!)
- 1 bag Easter themed M&M’s
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 9×13 pan with foil (or parchment paper) and coat with a non-stick cooking spray.
Mix the butter and sugar in stand mixer until creamy.
Add in egg, egg white, sour cream, vanilla and almond extracts. Mix well.
Pour in flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.
Add in white chocolate chips and mix until incorporated evenly.
Pour mixture into 9×13 pan and smooth out. ** Tip: I like to spray Pam (or whatever non-stick cooking spray you’re using) onto my hands and use them to smooth out the dough. It always seems easier than trying to manipulate the dough with the spatula.
Cover with bag of M&M’s and Sprinkles (Harper and I may have snuck a few, or 10 M&M’s during this step :) ). Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for 45 minutes. Cut into bars and serve!
Since we made these for Harper’s preschool class I put them into little cellophane treat bags, added a tag (you can find them at Hobby Lobby) that I had stamped “Sent with Love” and added a “Love, Harper” all tied with some bakers twine.