Red, White and Blueberry Bars #FillTheCookieJar

Red, White and Blueberry Bars_

Welcome to another Fill The Cookie Jar Event!

Every month our #FillTheCookieJar cookie loving group meets to share our best cookies and bars to fit the theme. This month we will be sharing cookies that show your Red, White and Blue and summer holiday spirit!



Thank you Cynthia Landrie from  Feeding Big at http://FeedingBig.com for hosting this fun event!

Red, White and Blueberry Bars stack wild, dried blueberry shortbread with a layer of ripe strawberry preserves and topped with creamy vanilla frosting!

This was definitely a tough theme to tackle for a cookie or bar. Shortbread dotted with specks of blue reminded me of a flag. Shortbread tends to be dry, so I need a moist gooey layer. A jar of strawberry preserves in the fridge fit the bill!
A nice thick layer worked perfectly!

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Oh yeah, I needed a layer of white. Meringue was too much work. I wanted to dig into these bars! Frosting added just the right amount of sweet, smooth texture.
The cool thing is this party recipe is so easy! You now have July 4th, Labor Day, Flag Day and Memorial Day potlucks covered.
No need to thank me, just send cookies!

Red, White and Blueberry bars

Red, White and Blueberry Bars #FillTheCookieJar

Ingredients

    Shortbread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup dried wild blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup Strawberry preserves
  • frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

    Frosting
  • Cream together frosting ingredients. Set aside.
  • Shortbread
  • Cream together butter and powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix together flour, cornstarch, blueberries. Add to creamed mixture.
  • Spread mixture evenly in a 8x8-inch ungreased pan. Press into a single layer.
  • Bake at 350 about 20 to 25 minutes until light brown on top and firmly baked.
  • Cool a few minutes, but while still warm, cut to desired size.
  • Spread bars with strawberry preserves.
  • Top with piped frosting.
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17 Responses to Red, White and Blueberry Bars #FillTheCookieJar

  1. Cindy – all I can say is yum! These bars reminded me that I NEED dessert after lunch today! :)

  2. Cynthia L says:

    I love shortbread, so these cookies would be right up my alley! Great idea to add the preserves and icing. I bet a large dollop of whipped cream would be good too! Thanks for sharing these at the Fill The Cookie Jar group!
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  3. What a pretty bar! Sounds delicious too :)
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  4. They look great and so patriotic! Have a great holiday!
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  5. Audrey says:

    Oh, I’d eat the whole batch of these by myself. Beautiful and tasty too (well, I am guessing, but I feel pretty confident about that guess.
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  6. What a terrific red, white, and blue dessert. I love it, shortbread is a favorite of mine, and this very ‘EASY’ recipe is definitely going on my ‘must make’ dessert list. This dessert is perfect for any special occasion, they make a beautiful presentation. Thank You! I’ll send you cookies . . .
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  8. These look very indulgent! I’m sharing these now across all my social media.
    Have a great summer!
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