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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
When it comes to red, white, and blue desserts, these 4th of July cookie bars are always a favorite. What's not to love? Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough pairs with a homemade cream cheese frosting and colored sprinkles for a delicious dessert. Have the kids lend a hand and prepare these red, white, and blue cookie bars as a family. Serve and enjoy!
Updated May 1, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 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 candy sprinkles

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
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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