Independence Day is a huge celebration day for our family. We love the food, the fireworks and spending time together!
If you are on the hunt for the perfect 4th of July desserts you have come to the right place!
These Easy 4th of July Cookie Bars will feed a crowd for sure. They are soft, chewy, sweet and the icing really hits the spot.
They are just perfect.
Let me show you how easy they are to make.
Everyone will be begging you for more.
Ingredients for Making Easy 4th of July Cookie Bars
Cookie Base Ingredients
- 1 c unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 4 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
- 1 ¾ c sugar
- 2 ½ c flour
- 2 large eggs, whites and yolks
- 1 additional egg white
- 2 t vanilla extract
- ½ t baking powder
- 1 t salt
- red and blue sprinkles, a total of 1/2 cup
- ¾ c unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 1 t vanilla extract
- ¼ t salt
- 2 c powdered sugar
How to Make Easy 4th of July Cookie Bars
First you want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Slowly add in the sugar and continue to mix using medium speed.
Add in all of the eggs. Add in the vanilla. Keep mixing to combine. Set aside.
In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Turn your mixer back on and slowly over a low to low/medium speed add the flour mixture into the butter and cream cheese mixture.
Continue to mix until it forms into a dough-like texture.
Turn off the mixer and grab a rubber spatula.
Next grab your 9×13 pan and line it with a piece of parchment paper. I like these pre-cut parchment paper sheets.
Once the parchment paper is placed in the baking pan lightly spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
Doesn’t that look yummy!
Pop it in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until a knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the baking dish.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
While it is cooling, let’s make the icing.
How to Make Cookie Bar Icing
Using a large mixing bowl add the butter and vanilla and mix using a low speed.
Add in the salt.
Slowly pour in the powdered sugar continuing to mix using a low speed.
If the speed of your mixer is too high it will cause powdered sugar to fly all over your kitchen. What a mess!
Now let’s ice the bars.
Once the cookie is cooled, remove from baking dish which will be easy because of the parchment paper.
Garnish with more red and blue sprinkles and cut into squares or bars.
Don’t they look delicious and easy?!?!