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Red, White & Blue Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

Red, White & Blue Cream Cheese Cookie Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 16

These patriotic cookie bars are so easy to make, we had to go with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting to top them off! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
teaspoon each red and blue gel food colors
1/4
cup butter, softened
4
oz cream cheese, softened (half of an 8-oz package)
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
tablespoon red, white and blue jimmies or candy sprinkles

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving extra hanging over edges; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Divide dough into 3 sections; place 2 sections of dough into 2 small bowls. Tint 1 bowl red and 1 bowl blue by stirring in each food color, until color is mostly incorporated.
  • 3
    Drop tablespoons of each of the 3 colors of dough in pan in random pattern. Press dough together to cover bottom of pan. Bake 23 to 27 minutes or until dough is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and powdered sugar; beat until smooth. If necessary, add more powdered sugar until frosting is spreadable. Spread on top of cooled bars; top with sprinkles. Store covered in refrigerator. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Instead of making your own cream cheese frosting, simplify these bars by using store-bought cream cheese frosting.
  • Gel food colors work best to ensure cookie dough doesn’t get too wet.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
23g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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