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Patriotic Swirl Sugar Cookie Bars

posted by Julie Evink on June 26, 2013

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Can you believe the 4th of July is right around the corner?

It’s my one long weekend at the cabin over the summer and I get super pumped to do nothing but hang out with the family, going out on the pontoon and this year take Miss K to the beach! I know she will love it. She’s our little fish that’s for sure.

Another thing I get excited about is all the festive Red, White & Blue treats and crafts that come out of the woodwork in Blog Land. I really thing that it might be even more exciting than the Christmas treats that are everywhere in December. I must have some strong American roots! Well as strong as they can get when you relate them to food, but hey I relate everything to food. Kind of a job hazard.

If you are looking for a super easy, but festive treat that will wow everyone at your 4th of July party then here’s your treat! These bars are soft and amazing but way less work than sugar cookies, but they are just as impressive!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

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Patriotic Swirl Sugar Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 20

Patriotic Swirl Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients

    Bars
  • 1 1/2 C. Sugar
  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 t. almond extract
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 c. Flour
  • Red Food Coloring
    Frosting
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T Milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Patriotic Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. First beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until nice and frothy. This will take about 4 min.
  2. Add vanilla and almond extract. Beat about 1 min.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat about 2 min. It will be light and fluffy. Separate half of the dough into a small bowl. Add red food coloring and mix well.
  4. Alternate large spoonfuls of dough (i.e. red then white, then red) into greased jelly roll pan. Smooth out dough and run knife through it to swirl it. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. Frosting – Combine butter and cream cheese. Beat about 2 min. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Mix 1-2 min until smooth. Spread over bars and sprinkle with sprinkles.
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Patriotic Swirl Sugar Cookie Bars

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-03-26T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 minutes 2017-03-26T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 20     adjust servings

Ingredients

Bars

  • 1 1/2 C. Sugar
  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 t. almond extract
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 c. Flour
  • Red Food Coloring

Frosting

  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T Milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Patriotic Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. First beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until nice and frothy. This will take about 4 min.
  2. Add vanilla and almond extract. Beat about 1 min.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat about 2 min. It will be light and fluffy. Separate half of the dough into a small bowl. Add red food coloring and mix well.
  4. Alternate large spoonfuls of dough (i.e. red then white, then red) into greased jelly roll pan. Smooth out dough and run knife through it to swirl it. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. Frosting – Combine butter and cream cheese. Beat about 2 min. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Mix 1-2 min until smooth. Spread over bars and sprinkle with sprinkles.

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    Comments

  • tanya


    Oh man Julie, I love these!! Please, please, please send me some! I love the red, white and blue treats too (but I am biased!). I know it’s a matter of preference, but I have to disagree with Mary, bundt cakes are not my favorite 4th of July treat! THESE are for sure! Mary, has some wonderful tips-I don’t see a blog listed, wondering if she has one! Love to check out her stuff!

    • Julie Evink


      You have such a festive time to have a birthday!!! 🙂

  • Mary.


    IMO I think the bundt cake is the prettiest. and how come, my post has disappeared??? o_O

  • aida


    This receipes looks really good! But I have one question…..what size jelly roll did you use

    • Julie Evink


      The one I used was 10 1/2 x 15 1/2!

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef


    these are so cute! love it.

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust


    These are SO awesome! I love all the red, white, and blue. 🙂

  • Heather @ French Press


    these look amazing, and perfect for the 4th!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling


    These are so pretty, and they sound amazing!!

  • Julie


    These are fun and festive! We would love for you to share at our new Super Summer Saturday party here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/06/super-summer-saturday.html

    Thanks!
    Julie

  • Susan D


    These look awesome!!! Would love if you’d bring them over to my Sunday Funday Linky Party! 🙂

    http://soozind.blogspot.com/2013/06/sunday-funday-linky-party-2.html

    *Susan @ Adventures in my Kitchen

  • Lucy


    Love the color on this! Looks so good!

  • Erin @ Making Memories


    YUM! What size jelly roll pan do you use?

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