Patriotic Sugar Cookie Bars + Over 80 Other Red, White and Blue Ideas

95 Red, White, and Blue Food, Decor, and Craft Ideas

Today I’m participating in a really fun series featuring a TON of red, white, and blue recipes, crafts, activities, and more! This is such a fun blog hop. I think the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday to join in on a big round up with other bloggers. You can’t go wrong with a single one of the tutorials included in this round up. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the full list of images and links!

But not before you check out this fabulous recipe…

Patriotic Sugar Cookie Bars - The perfect treat for a 4th of July celebration! These bars are GOOD.

I’m sitting here writing this post while staring at the above photo. My mouth is watering and all I want to do is bake these sugar cookie bars! Actually what I really want to do is reach into the screen and grab the top sugar cookie bar off this stack and inhale it.

Patriotic Sugar Cookie Bars - The perfect treat for a 4th of July celebration! These bars are GOOD.

If you love sugar cookies, you’re going to love these sugar cookie bars! They’re perfectly chewy and something you’re going to want to bake over and over again. I made these for my family and every adult approached me about them. “What are these? Have you shared this recipe yet? These are amazing!”

Patriotic Sugar Cookie Bars - The perfect treat for a 4th of July celebration! These bars are GOOD.

This is a perfect recipe for a Fourth of July party or BBQ. They’re so fun and festive! And not to mention AMAZING.

Patriotic Sugar Cookie Bars

Yield: 36-40 sugar cookie bars


  • 1 c. butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 5 c. flour
  • For the Frosting:
  • 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • blue food coloring
  • patriotic sprinkles


  1. Grease a standard rimmed cookie sheet (about 12x17) and set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to be incorporated into the mixture. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add vanilla; mix well.
  3. Whisk together salt, baking soda, and flour in a medium bowl. Slowly add to the sugar mixture until just combined.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  5. Prepare frosting by using an electric hand mixer to beat the butter until smooth. Then add 2 Tbsp milk, a small amount of food coloring, and almond extract; mix together.
  6. Add powdered sugar about a half cup at a time to avoid a mess. Add 1 Tbsp milk and combine. At this point you can add more food coloring if you want to darken the color of the frosting.
  7. Frost sugar cookie bars and immediately add sprinkles. Cut into about 36-40 bars. Store in an airtight container. These can be easily made the day before you need them and stored to serve the next day.

I hope you enjoy these Patriotic Sugar Cookie Bars as much as I do! These are seriously one of my favorite treats.

And here are the rest of the amazing patriotic ideas in the round up! Enjoy scrolling through this list. You’re going to find all kinds of great ideas for the Fourth of July!

You can find more patriotic ideas on this patriotic Pinterest board!

Follow The Cards We Drew’s board Three Cheers for the Red White and Blue ULTIMATE Round Up of Patriotic Ideas from Top Bloggers! on Pinterest.


  1. says

    My mouth is watering too because of these amazing cookie bars! I love the blue and white color. It looks so clean and yummy. I just want to reach it and grab it too just so I could taste it right now. Lovely!

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