Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Patriotic Swirl Sugar Cookie Bars

Patriotic Swirl Sugar Cookie Bars

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

Here is a festive Red, White & Blue treats  that you can make for your 4th of July
 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 20
 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.