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Square sugar cookie bars topped with white icing and sprinkles.
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Fourth of July Sugar Cookie Bars

These sugar cookie bars are all dressed up for the 4th of July with sprinkles both inside and out!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 4th of July, easy cookie recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 419kcal

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • 2 cups frosting canned or homemade
  • sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

To make the cookie bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Line a half sheet pan (15x10x1) with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well incorporated.
  • With your mixer turned to low, add in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda, mixing until just combined. Stir in the sprinkles.
  • Press the dough evenly into your prepared pan. The dough is sticky and it will look too thin, but it all works out. Just keep pressing it until you have an even layer over the entire baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until edges begin to turn golden.
  • Cool completely before frosting and topping with additional sprinkles.

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Notes

This homemade buttercream frosting or the marshmallow frosting from these marshmallow brownies work great!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.1mg