July 4th Cookie Bars

by Pecorari Elisa

July 4th Cookie Bars

Ready to celebrate the Fourth of July in style? If so, we've got the perfect baked treat for you: July 4th cookie bars! These delicious, festive bars are the ultimate dessert for your Independence Day celebration. Not only are they easy to make, but they're also customizable, making them the perfect addition to any July 4th party. The combination of red, white, and blue in these cookie bars makes them a festive and patriotic dessert that everyone will love. Plus, they're absolutely delicious! In this article, we'll show you how to make your own July 4th cookie bars that are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July party. So, let's get baking and make this holiday one to remember!


  • Roaster from our Stackable Set of 5 Bakeware Pans Easy Store™ (OR any Baker's Secret Roaster from our Classic, Superb or Advanced Collection)
  • 2-1 Scraper & Spatula 10"
  • Brush and Spatula Set
  • 4pcs Measuring Cups with Scraper
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk (Silicone or Stainless Steel)
  • Carbon Steel Rolling Pin


For the cookie bars:

  • ¾ cup salted butter melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  •  cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup red white & blue M&Ms
  • ½ cup red white & blue sprinkles
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips

    For the frosting:

    • ¾ cup salted butter at room temperature
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3-5 tbsp heavy cream or milk at room temperature
    • ½ tsp salt


      For the cookie bars: 

      1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a metal 9×13 pan and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the melted butter, brown and granulated sugar. Mix until combined. Add in vanilla and eggs, and mix until incorporated.
      2. While the mixer is on low add in the flour, salt, cornstarch, and baking soda. Mix until just combined. Use a spatula to fold in the M&Ms, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. Scoop batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to make sure the dough is evenly spread out. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
      For the frosting:
      1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the butter and powdered sugar for 2-3 minutes until combined. Add in the vanilla, salt, and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and beat until smooth. Add in additional heavy cream to get the consistency you prefer. Once smooth, divide the frosting into 3 separate bowls. Add 1-2 drops of coloring in two of the bowls, one red and one blue, and leave the third white. Prepare a piping bag with a tip and pipe alternating colors are the edges. Top with additional sprinkles and slice and serve!
      Credits to @mymessykitchen (IG) for using our bakeware and tools to create this recipe

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