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5 from 1 vote

Patriotic Swirl Sugar Cookie Bars

Your favorite sugar cookie bars with red, white and blue.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugar Cookie Bars
Servings: 20
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Julie Evink

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

  • First beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until nice and frothy. This will take about 4 min.
  • Add vanilla and almond extract. Beat about 1 min.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg