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4 from 4 votes

Red White and Blue Chocolate Chip Bars

These are sincerely, the most perfect sweet treat to share with your circle of friends for the holidays of red, white and blue! 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, chocolate chip, cookies, vanilla frosting
Servings: 18 bars
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini choc chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla milk chips

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the  flour, baking soda and salt, set aside
  • Using mixer, add butter and sugars together in a mixing bowl and mix on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Add in the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix together until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
  • Press cookie dough evenly into pan. (I lightly spray my finger-tips with cooking spray to make it easier or you can do it with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 30-35 mins.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • While cooling, make the frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • Using mixer, mix all the ingredients together until creamy and frosting consistency you like. You can add more powdered sugar if you need it to be a little stiffer or add in more cream if you need it more creamier.
  • Frost cooled cookie dough bars with frosting and add decoratives immediately after frosting, because the top of the frosting will firm up, so they won't stick.
  • Cut into small squares.

Notes

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting frosts a 9x13 pan, about 1 1/4 cups of frosting.