Patriotic Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars
Jessica & Nellie
Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
butter (2 sticks), softened & divided
Red, White & Blue chocolate candies
For the cookie bars
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Place cookie mix, egg and 1/2 cup butter in a medium bowl.
Stir together until dough forms, hand kneading if necessary. Press dough into a lightly greased, 8x8x2-inch pan.
Bake 22-24 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely and cut into 9 bars.
For the vanilla buttercream frosting
Whisk remaining ½ cup butter with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add in vanilla and milk. Mix until smooth.
Spread frosting on each cookie bar. Arrange chocolate candies to resemble the American flag.