When you think about the July 4th holiday, you may think of fireworks, cookouts, and ice cream. I have a new Independence Day treat for you to make this year. I call it: Red, White, and Blue Shortbread!

Shortbread is a creamy, buttery treat that requires very few ingredients. I add a sweet streusel topping for an extra treat.

This recipe can be adjusted if you prefer different flavors of fruit. It is perfect for any holiday, party, or gathering.

Ingredients-ShortBread

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, salted and softened

Ingredients-Topping

  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour

Instructions-ShortBread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  3. Cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add flour and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Press dough into prepared pan. Dough will not cover the entire pan. Spread to cover ¾ of the pan

Instructions-Topping

  1. Mix all topping ingredients into a bowl and mix with your hands until crumbly.

Instructions-Assembling The Shortbread

  1. 2 Tbsp. strawberry jam, blueberry jam, and fig jam
  2. Add each jam flavor 1 at a time, creating 3 rectangular areas (see photo).
  3. Sprinkle with ½ of the topping.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove from the oven and top with remaining topping.
  6. Bake for 15 more minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and slice into 1-inch bars. You will end up with 3 different flavored bars to serve

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