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Santa’s Favorite Cookies – M&M Cookie Bars

If you’ve got a little time to make a sweet treat, but you need something that’s fairly quick and that will please your kids, this is a great recipe! Because these are bars, they’re faster to make than cookies. You just put one pan in the oven, bake it, and cut them into bars. And you probably already have the ingredients on hand.

M&M Cookie Bars

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M&M Bars Recipe

M&M Bars Recipe Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 edged baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

M&M Bars RecipeIn a different mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and sugar until well blended and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla.

M&M Bars RecipeSlowly add the flour mixture until completely blended.

Stir in chocolate chips and about half the M&M candies.

M&M Bars RecipePress the dough into the baking pan and press remaining M&M candies into the top of the dough.

M&M Bars RecipeBake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the middle is set and the edges are lightly browned. Cool completely before slicing.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

10 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

1 cup holiday M&M candies

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 edged baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a different mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and sugar until well blended and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture until completely blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and about half the M&M candies.
  6. Press the dough into the baking pan and press remaining M&M candies into the top of the dough.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the middle is set and the edges are lightly browned. Cool completely before slicing.
Santa's Favorite Cookies - M&M Cookie Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup holiday M&M candies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 edged baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a different mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and sugar until well blended and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture until completely blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and about half the M&M candies.
  6. Press the dough into the baking pan and press remaining M&M candies into the top of the dough.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the middle is set and the edges are lightly browned. Cool completely before slicing.
 

 

About the author

Wendy

Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 28 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 23, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 22, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 16, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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